Currently listening to | Juice by Ycee ft Maleek Berry
Of undisputed origin; genuine.
"An authentic work of art"
Synonyms: Genuine, Original, Real, Actual, True;
I am a firm believer of living life to the fullest, some of us may know it as “living your best life!” I think we have twisted our understanding of what living life to the fullest is all about. We’ve turned it into this belief that we need to be living in luxury or be doing extravagant things to show that we are in fact experiencing lifes goodness.
But I honestly think it is wayyyyyyyyyy more than that. Living life to the fullest for me, means being my most authentic self as I move through this beautiful world we live. What this means for me is; being myself, living my truth, spreading love and receiving love, dancing and eating good food with my loved ones, traveling, giving a voice to the voiceless, loving myself and loving this body, this temple and vessel I inhabit but most importantly, understanding that my existence is beautiful and unique in its own standing.
In My Calvins |
Not your standards
Sis, you are not just a moment, you’re life, you’re breath, you’re being is a force to be reckoned with. You cannot fake authenticity! You cannot fake realness! You cannot fake originality! You are the damn MVP of your own life and you need to take the ish seriously! But no one is perfect! I’m definitely not a pro at this and find that sometimes I am right back where I began. There was a time where I became so dependent on other peoples view of me to and relied on them to determine my self-worth. I was willing to go above and beyond the sky just to prove myself to those around ma and that still wasn’t enough. I remember wishing for more and wishing I looked different, and talked different and was basically someone else. And that is when I began to hate myself and my body and everything that was me. I’d silence myself and hide my true personality because I knew people only judge you based on what you allow them to see.
If only I could pull off looking “perfect” on the outside, then no one would have anything “bad” to say about me…no one would judge because they cannot see me.
It’s taken me failure, heartbreak, pain, insecurity, understanding, self love & nurturing to get to where I’m at and I’m never turning back. I love the woman I see everyday when I look at myself, I love her imperfections and her flaws. I love the softness in her heart and the strength in her backbone. I won’t bend, twist, or turn for the likes of anyone except my damn self, you’re gonna get this raw, pure and natural black woman.
never EVER second guess yourself worth becauseYOU are exquisite, top shelf, cream of the crop, extravagant and YOU are gold. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise, not even yourself.”
Everyday, I’m becoming a better version of myself. Everyday, I’m becoming a stronger version of myself. Everyday, I’m becoming a more confident version of myself. And although it can be a struggle, everyday, I’m working hard to be more me
This raw, pure and natural black woman.
Thank you Calvin Klein | USA for giving me this amazing opportunity to share my truth with the world.
I would love to know more about you guys! Please don’t be afraid to share your story in the comment section below with me!
Catch you all on my next post.