How many times in our lives have we dismissed ourselves from what we want? Often before we even give ourselves a real chance. Sometimes before we even try.
So much time and effort is spent talking ourselves out of things based only on “that’s not for someone like me”. “That’s for someone _______, not me”. Insert whichever word you choose: younger, smarter, more confident, stronger, etc. The list goes on and on.
We’ve been raised on comparison, spoon fed it our whole lives. Comparison to other women, comparison to the images and bullshit messages we’re shown on mainstream media. Comparing and subsequently writing ourselves off becomes second nature.
Over time, when we are thinking about something we really want for ourselves, our brains jump to “that’s not for you and here’s why…”
It’s time to flip the script. Fuck what you’ve been told you should be like, what you should want, what someone else thinks should be for you. And to be fair, fuck our brains for going to “I can’t” on autopilot so often.
Everything in the world may not truly be for you, but you're the only one who can decide that. That is just one of the reasons why reconnecting to ourselves is so important. What lights up your soul may have been hiding in what you wrote off as “not for me” this whole time.