18 hours ago
Today, i feel lucky to have a squad of buddies who see the best in me. it’s all too easy to believe the appraisal of strangers who don’t know you (whether good or bad), but they often judge based on the sliver of your life that is visible to them. it bears saying that you don’t know what’s going on in their lives either; they deserve empathy too.
the other side of this is that you’ve got to be your own hype man. whitney @whitneymanney, who i met recently, wrote a blog post about the panel discussion we were part of. she said “it’s 2018... we gotta learn to hype ourselves up, ‘cause no one else will do it like you can!” (seriously, she is amazing) self-deprecation is hard to quit, because media presents it as a charming quirk. it is not a substitute for having a personality. loving yourself and growing yourself are more admirable. i think this is the next step in creating wholeness for myself.
<<p.s. these pieces were added to my shop>> #paperflowers