Hi guys! sorry I have been AWOL this past few days. I just had little family time and honestly it was so refreshing! Today I wanted to share with you guys something I came across a few days ago. I’m not sure who wrote it but who ever did, they have my complete respect.

“I have outgrown many things. I have outgrown relatives who gladly offer criticism but not support. I have outgrown my need to meet my family’s unrealistic expectations of me. I have outgrown girls who wear masks and secretly rejoice at my misfortunes. I have outgrown shrinking myself for boys who are intimidated by my intelligence and outspoken nature. I have outgrown friends who cannot celebrate my accomplishments. I have outgrown people who conveniently disappear whenever life gets a little dark. I have outgrown those who take pleasure in gossiping and spreading negativity. I have outgrown dull, meaningless conversations that feel forced. I have outgrown those who don’t take a stand against ignorance and injustice. I have outgrown society constantly telling me I’m not beautiful, smart or worthy enough. I have outgrown my tendency to fill my mind with self doubt and insecurity. I have outgrown trying to find reasons not to love myself. I have outgrown anything and anyone that does not enrich the essence of my soul. I have outgrown many things and I’ve never felt freer.”

It’s so important to put yourself first, I mean don’t get me wrong, of course caring for your loved ones is important but don’t forget yourself in the process. You need to understand if you don’t like something in your life, you have the ability to change it and you have to know that there is nothing wrong with outgrowing people. It’s a normal process that everyone goes through whether it’s a job, best friend, boyfriend/girlfriend etc. We always grow as people and we consistently have things that change us and that is completely normal, what’s not normal is feeling horrible because someone is emotionally hurting you. It doesn’t matter who it is, you have the strength to stand up for what you want.

Just something to think about….

Much Love – Dusk Avenue

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