I struggle with a scarcity mindset. I have my entire life. It’s an active wound I am working to heal, from many years of not having enough. Not enough to have that full priced thing. Not enough safety. Not enough hugs. Not enough “I love yous.” This manifests into I AM NOT ENOUGH.
I had to redefine what success meant for me as an adult. This meant being vulnerable enough to ask for help, receive it, and let joy + others in. I learned to reach out and build mentorships with those I admired. I didn’t have to do it all on my own anymore. I didn’t have to live anxious + afraid that everything was going to be taken from me. I didn’t have to hide myself or my journey. This is healing at work.
My greatest success continues to be the relationships I have cultivated, here on social media, as a mother + wife at home, as a friend to others, and as a friend to myself and to my Savior Jesus. I spent so much energy hoarding out of fear and unknowns, white knuckling it alone. I grew tired + stuck, for obvious reasons.
No one builds a life they’re proud of on their own. The secret then to success, is that it isn’t (and shouldn’t be) a secret at all. It’s hard work, patience, persistence, and leaning into others for guidance. It’s a process, not a one time event.
Grateful today my mentors on here and not on here. Thank you for your continued excellence, for carving a path that I can learn from, and for sharing your thoughts, knowledge + wisdom with me so that I can continue to share love + light with others. Thank you for not hiding yourself + for being honest about where you have been and where you’re going. Thank you for remembering that my success doesn’t take from yours, and yours doesn’t steal from mine. We succeed by building each other up.
@allyfallon – for helping me find my voice
@gingerwolficorn for helping me love my body
@mjselecman for helping renew my faith
@lizlistens — for helping me publish my book
@nedratawwab — for helping expose my work to so many
@the.holistic.psychologist — for helping me, help me.