Are You Watering Yourself Down? Be You at 100 Proof! #inspiration #motivation #TuesdayMotivation #TuesdayThoughts

August 28, 2018

I saw this quote on Instagram yesterday and it stopped me dead in my tracks. 


Am I watering myself down to please others? 


Growing up, I didn't let my true self shine. I had to behave in a certain way, making sure to not rock the boat. I was complicit and if I am 100% honest, tied down. I couldn't say whatever I wanted and there was always a guilt trip involved. I learned to smile a fake smile and pretend to be happy when I was yearning to escape my bondage. 


I watered myself down because certain family members couldn't handle me at 100 proof. But no more! 


I'm a different person than I was back in the early 2000's. I'm 100% me and if someone doesn't like it, too bad. I'm proud of the strong, independent woman I am. I speak out when I see injustices and help those in need. I forgive those who've wronged me but I never forget. I don't put myself in dangerous situations. Every day, I look into the mirror (ignoring the bags under my eyes) and I like what I see. I'm not beating myself up anymore.


You are a beautiful person, both inside and out. Be proud of who you are and don't water yourself down just because others can't handle you at 100 proof. 




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