Recently I’v been learning and leaning into my “shadow self.” The things about myself that I don’t necessarily love, or push aside and pretend like they are not there. .
I have come to accept myself even the parts I used to “hate.” It’s a struggle but part of leveling up is really looking at yourself, your ego, what drives you and what your truly authentically about- not just “what’s cool, or acceptable.” .
As a kid I always felt like I didn’t fit in, and I know that’s a popular story for most people, but for me it made feel like I was never good enough or that something was wrong with me. .
As an adult now I’m far from a child, but I still get triggered into those patterns and mindsets. But from it all, I have been able to learn for the first time what real acceptance is, to have empathy for myself and others- and to embrace my whole self, even the parts that I’m still learning about, even the uncomfortable feelings. And that’s how I have chosen to level up this year. 2019 is my year of self love. ❤️ #selflove #levelup #authenticity #beautyfromtheinsideout #trusttheprocess #authenticity #shadowwork