For several years, I have shared my experience and perspective on Instagram post. Some with humor, motivation and at times emotional. In these blogs I go one step further, offering the story behind the post. In my business, I spend a great deal of time on social media. Like most of us, I get caught up surfing facebook, joining in on the conversation, and offering a perspective. We want the same thing… assured we are not alone, that others have the same thoughts we do. We wonder…. am I the only one that doesn’t have it together?.. which brought me to my IG post- I am “the sh*t”.
Often I am asked where the ideas for my IG post comes from and where I get the courage to write about them. Therefore, I decided to create blogs explaining how the idea developed. As far as getting the courage? It takes one step at a time to prepare. I didn’t start by sharing embarrassing or emotional moments; I began as a travel blogger. The good Lord gave me an extreme extraverted personality, and I am using it the best way I know how.
This is the original IG post:
You know that saying.. get your shit together? Ugh.. as part of my gratitude this morning- instead of saying I need to get it together. I will now say..
I AM “the shit” and I DO have it together!! 😂🤣
You have it together too. If you need to rest, then rest. If it’s time to gear up, then gear up. Each of us has our way. While it may seem we are on the same self-rediscovery path, I assure you we are on a separate journey and pace.
Keep being you and know YOU have your shit TOGETHER!! Happy Monday!
Why I wrote this post
It was a Monday morning, and like most Mondays, I need to be more organized. For once I would like to wake up, have everything go as planned and feel I have a somewhat structured plan. Then it hit me, actually I hit the wall of shame, I couldn’t believe my inner dialog. I am sharing with others to mind what they say to themselves, yet here I was talking to myself as if I was my own enemy.
Our Inner Dialog
That’s when I decided, IM DONE! I need to change my inner thoughts.
Although we are on the same rediscovery journey, which I have done a couple of times in my life. We need to be at a speed that works for our lives, as long as you are moving forward then go. It took me about 15 years to finish college, the path was long but steady. Shame is an emotion designed to keep us down. We use it on ourselves and others to make ourselves feel better, it needs to stop.
The pressure will cause anxiety
The pressure of achieving more and at a rapid pace will cause anxiety, creating an emotional roadblock. This roadblock will stop us and before we know it, we are on the couch or scrolling through social media when we should be creating. Before second-guessing, yourself, ask… does this support a positive mindset and the goals I have set out for myself. If not, let that SH*T go.
Society determines to have your SH*T together means we have status, power, money, and beauty. Remember, it means something different for each of us. What is enough power, money, or who determines what beauty is? I view having it together when I have peace in my heart, love and being the best version of myself today. Be kind to yourself for everyone has there own version of what it means to have it together.
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