Theme of this post: E.E. Cummings quotes and pit stains. You’re welcome in advance.
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
― E.E. Cummings
I’ve been on an E.E. Cummings kick lately and this quote keeps running through my mind. I know that 99% of the time when I read somone elses post on this app, I think things like “wow, they really know what they are about.” or “dang, they sure have it together.” or “I wish I had that kind of clarity in my life.” and then I wonder what people think when they read my posts. So, this is me telling you that I’m here muddlin.’
Just muddlin’ through, day by day.
I have a plan, I have goals set. But I know that I’m learning as I go. That pivoting will be the only constant. That getting started is the hardest part. That I’ll look stupid and make mistakes.
I’ve always felt like I needed to quiet or even cancel parts of who I am throughout my life. Have you ever felt that? Only recently have I learned to embrace every single part of who I am. It does take courage.
So, I guess I’m saying that what you see here is authentic. It makes me sweaty to show up as myself sometimes. Like, pit-stains-and-is-my-eyeliner-smearing kind of sweaty. (Very reminiscent of Jr. High).
I guess this is also me encouraging you quietly and compassionately to be more yourself today than you were yesterday. In what you say, what you wear, how you show up. Even if it makes you sweaty and you need to carry travel-size deodorant with you everywhere (hello, we can be sweaty twins!) and extra perfume (hi. yes I do this too).
Probably should have included sweaty somewhere in my handle. Seems to be a theme. 😂🤷🏻♀️