I want to say something and I hope this comes off right and yeah a little different than a recipe but important to me.
Years ago, there were days when I sat and watched others and thought why couldn’t that be me. I used to sit and see other progress and be jealous in a way that stopped me from trying. I used to sit and see others achievements and it used to stop me from taking risks and making something for myself.
I stifled for years. Suffocated by the ideals of the world. Suffocated by people’s opinions. Suffocated by my own criticisms. It’s so fucking true, you are your own worst enemy.
One day I said Fk it I’m going to do this. I’m going to make my passion come alive. I’m going to try. I won’t know unless I try. And try I did.
So many times I wanted to give up. You have no idea some of the harrowing moments I’ve been through. Huge personal issues to deal with. I’ve been flat on my back for almost 3 months straight. Struggling to get up. To do basic things.
I have suffered. I have been at deaths door. I know. I know it feels like a mountain sometimes. But you can. You can get through it. Everyone is going through so much sometimes.
I don’t want to be anyone’s reason why they aren’t trying harder. Or why they aren’t even trying. It’s not all roses. It’s blood sweat and tears. It’s hard hard in the trenches, dirty, exhausting hard work.
You really can do anything you put your mind to. Yesterday I did the most jobs ever in one day in my businesses (Sundweesh & Platter Wonderland). I pushed hard because I know I can and if wasn’t sure I wouldn’t know if I didn’t try.
I encourage you to find that quiet voice inside. The one that needs to be louder that says you can. The one that knows the truth. That you are far greater than who’s louder now. Silence the inner critic. Tells to F off and rise up! Stand up tall. For everything is already inside you. Your power and beauty is far greater than you ever imagine.
I’ll leave you with a saying I’ve had with me for over 17 years.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not darkened that most frightens us.”
Big Love xx
(The full quote in the pic or here)