She learnt that it’s okay not to be okay for a while – And okay feels different every day.
She learnt how to give herself hours, days, weeks, months to manage the heaviness of her grief.
But to eventually get up, put her lipstick on,
smile at herself in the mirror
and show up
for the people and things she cares about.
The world needs women like her.
And she learnt that everyday her best will look different.
She’ll be glad she did.
The world needs her.
People can only meet her as deeply as they have truly met themselves.
She had to swallow the bitter pill of someone she loved telling her that her brightness highlights their dark.
And somehow not wishing herself dim.
Somehow – Not be ashamed of shining.
And that boundaries are only boundaries when honoured.
She learnt that there is compromise
and then there is compromising herself.
When someone shows you who they really are, believe them.
She learnt that what is not meant for her, will leave.
And (with every ounce of discipline and with her hand on her heart) to let it.
With grace. (Although drenched by the rain and especially then.)
Trust that a couple of months from now – things are going to look very different.
Trust that you’re being upgraded.
The world needs the very best of you!