BEDA Day 14: Note to Self

Feel free to read this post, but it's a letter to myself. Don't feel like you're being nosey if you proceed, but just know that I'm taking a second to be self-involved and revolve this blog around my own needs and the things I need to hear right now.

Hey Lauren--

You are enough.

Never apologize for taking up space.

Also don't apologize for protecting yourself.

You're not as terrible as you think you are.

There's nothing wrong with putting yourself first sometimes.

There's also nothing wrong with taking care of other people, even when you know they can't even begin to return the favor. Because here's a secret: not everyone is as aware and as eager to do good. That's okay; you can't blame people for being somebody you're not.

Don't change yourself so people will like you. The people who do like you wouldn't want you to fix a thing, and the people who have a laundry list of personality traits and physical attributes they would tweak on your size 8, 5'6'' frame aren't worth your time.

Just keep drinking good coffee and reading good books and hanging out with good people.

You're a smart girl--you know where to get the good coffee and which books are good and which people have your best interests at heart. When it comes to that stuff, stick to what you know.

Also I need you to know that it's okay to be overwhelmed and it's okay to cry sometimes.

Who cares if your bedroom walls are thin and everyone hears your sniffles and deep breaths. You're a human with messy emotions, not a china doll with painted on eyes that are always glimmering.

And one last thing, because I can't stress this enough: YOU. ARE. ENOUGH.



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