So, about a few weeks ago, I received an opportunity to be a part of a book launch team. Since I have never had the chance to do such a thing before, I jumped at the chance, and I must admit that I am so glad I did!
The book I am reading is Own Your Everyday: Overcome the Pressure to Prove and Show Up for What You Were Made to Do by Jordan Lee Dooley, and within the first two pages I was hooked. It is amazing. Inspirational. Life-Changing.
I won’t go too far into it yet because I have plenty of time to write a raving review, but all I can say for now is you should definitely look into it!
It comes out on May 14th, but it is available for pre-order right now.
The main reason I mention this is because while sitting in class today, I overheard a fellow classmate’s conversation about applying to grad school and dream jobs in NYC. Granted, I am considering grad school myself, but I must admit this conversation made me feel absolutely terrible about myself because I am not on the same level as them, and sometimes I feel as though I never will be.
To be honest, it would have been completely normal for me to let that feeling fester, but ever since I opened Jordan’s book, I am feeling much differently.
I am not up to par with many people around me, in fact I am not up to par with most people around me, but I am done letting that fact destroy me. I am done letting it control me.
I am who I am. I am where I am. I am doing the absolute best that I can right now.
If I need to repeat all of that to myself everyday for the rest of my life, then so be it. I have realized that just because I am not doing what everyone else is, it does not mean that I am in the wrong, or that I am a terrible, unworthy individual.
I have worth despite my circumstances. And, you know what? So. Do. You.
No matter where you are in life, or what you are doing right now, you have worth. In fact, you are overflowing with worth.
It might not seem like it, but there is so much worth inside of you. If you are anything like me, then you have spent the majority of your life refusing to believe that you are worthy of the life you have been given. Maybe you have been roaming around and feeling lost because you have not discovered your purpose yet. Do not fear, I feel that as well. Heck, that is all I seem to feel these days. But, I now know that it is okay to feel this way. Not to sound like a cliché Hallmark card, but it is okay not to be okay.
Let’s say it together: it is okay not to be okay.
Maybe this all seems silly. Maybe it seems like a waste of time, but I can guarantee you it will make a difference in the way you view life and yourself.
I am pretty sure I wrote the word worth more than I should have, but I will not apologize because I believe the more you see it (and hear it), the more you will believe it.
And that is what I want for you. I want you to believe in yourself. I want you to love yourself as much as you possibly can because in the end, there is nobody like you.
You are your own.
till next time my lovelies