There is a freedom that comes when you no longer allow the things other people say and do to control your mood and emotional state.
words by @maryamhasnaa
photo by Phoebe Rudomino
i pray you are able to tell the difference between those who accept you and those who are infatuated by your potential. some are attracted by what you could be and some are ready to accept you for what you are currently. living up to people’s expectations of you is not your duty.
words by @iambrillyant
you do not know my pain. why i use the language i use, why i love the way i love, why i color my emotions outside the lines. you do not know my story. why i skip certain pages, why i dwell on others, why i rush through old chapters. you have no power over my narrative.
some people will let you down. some people will fail you. some people won’t show up for you when you need them the most. none of that will matter in the end when you learn to show up for yourself. don’t become attached to an expectation. deliver yourself. save yourself.