This week I want to take about growth and managing expectations, specifically in regards to self growth - body image-self love- what others think of you.
These two photos are barely a year apart and yet when I look at them I see completely different people. The photo to the right is from 2018, I was incredibly insecure, I was incredibly self loathing and I was on the tail end of my experience with ssris. I remember thinking then how much progress I had made compared to the last few years - but I still wasn’t anywhere close to being happy.
The photo to the left is from a few days ago. The issues that plagued me last year seem like a completely different lifetime ago because I now refuse to give in to hating myself and thinking I’m stuck. The person I am today realizes that everyday is an opportunity to learn, to grow, to love. The person I am today realizes that every single moment of my life I am a new and different version of myself which means I need to allow myself all the positives and negatives that come from growth.
We tend to get stuck in this rut where we think, “since I’m not as happy as I wish I was currently in my life, as confident, as passionate, healthy etc...maybe I never will be.” THIS IS UNTRUE. Allow yourself every single victory no matter how big or small and realize that you are constantly growing, ever changing. You are not stuck. Be kind to yourself. 🖤 #photooftheday#instagay#instagood#witchesofinstagram#witch#goth#inked#piercing#lgbt#queer#musician#tattoo#girlswithtattoos#girlswithink#montreal#canada#whynter#modified#alternative#selfie#tattoolove#tattoosofinstagram#love#girlswithpiercings#inkedgirls#rocknroll#selflove#jeffreestarcosmetics