Respect > Attention


The times I've been weakest have been the times I felt like I couldn't be myself. Usually, they were moments where I felt I needed to impress someone or win them over. We all feel it necessary to wear masks to fit in or be accepted, but we don't always think of the cost that comes with doing so. Being anything but ourselves means we have to spend more energy being "on" and that chips away at us in many ways. It leaves us tired, frustrated, and stuck. It also blurs the line between who we are and who we think we need to be, to a point where we head away from figuring out ourselves. The coolest people you know are often the ones that are trying the least to impress anyone. People aren't cool simply because they're impressive, they're cool because they exude confidence, which comes from them being comfortable in their own skin. I appreciate you guys for rocking with me and letting me tell my stories as honestly as I can tell them, not too many of my friends in this space feel like they can be themselves because it's not as engaging as being someone else. You, my handsome friends, make time to read my long captions (yay attention spans!) and leave some insightful comments. That encourages me to dig deeper with my work, to not only gain a better relationship with myself but also with all of you; thank you for that. The people we all enjoy being around are the people that we can be ourselves around. Let's spend more time with those people. Being ourselves may not give us the quantity our capitalistic society encourages, but it will give us the quality we all deserve. #BLESS

My new book #UNLEARN is now available for pre-order! 😊 


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