I came across a brilliant quote recently that I think anyone who considers themselves a bit of a hot mess like me needs to hear.
The quote is “be messy and complicated and afraid and show up anyways”.
It’s brilliant because it’s just SO applicable. I don’t know about you, but this is so often how I have to approach life because I know I’m a bit of a mess and sometimes that can trick my mind into discounting myself from achieving things. It can stop me from aiming high, putting myself forward, or feeling worthy of opportunities that come my way.
If I know I haven’t nailed my day, or my washing isn’t put away, I didn’t get through my To Do List, I stuffed up, snapped at a loved one, or when my anxiety gets the better of me, it can really affect my confidence and sense of self worth. It’s like sometimes I forget all the pros of my hot mess personality when the cons rear their ugly head. Sound familiar? I’m so sure I’m not alone in this.
Although I have to admit, something in me shifted after reading this quote. Now when – for whatever reason – I’m tempted to discount myself from something due, I find I have this wonderful determination to not let those hot mess parts of my personality stop me from “showing up”. I don’t let them stop me writing this blog, catching up with friends, trying new things, or pushing forward with my dreams. And I don’t want it to stop you either!
Yes, it’s true, we are a bit of a Hot Mess, but let’s show up anyways! Let’s change our slice of the world for the better anyways! Let’s go for that exciting opportunity or start that passion project anyways! Because life is short, and in our own messy way, we are wonderful and we have SO much to offer this world.
So go em’ tiger, and don’t you dare hold yourself back on account of fear or messiness. Promise me this week you will show up anyways.
All my love,
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