thoughts: be your authentic self

Jessica DeBano

It’s Friday!! What a great time to reflect on the week, month, and year we’ve had so far. It’s July 20th, and we are officially half way through 2018! Honestly, these days it seems like years fly by.

Friday’s are my favorite day to wrap up loose ends, think about the week I’ve had, and prepare for anything I want to do differently come Monday (like drink more water!)

Today’s #PhilosophicalFriday is about accepting the notion that not everyone is going to like your authentic self.  And how important it is to be completely okay with that!

“Fact: not everyone is going to like your authentic self.”

It’s always been easy for me to obsess over what others don’t like about me. There were times where I wanted to be less loud, less ‘out there’, and less me. I subdued parts of my personality- like sticking up for myself. I would tell myself I was being the bigger person. I would avoid confrontation by accepting cruel words and behavior from others. I’m finally at a place where I can be true to who I am, while still holding to my convictions. I don’t know if it’s because I am about to be a Mother, but I find it more important than ever to be respectful towards others, act from a place of peace, and remain kind— even when it hurts.

July has taught me that I am the creator behind my story. My story doesn’t have to include the hurt words, or the bad days. It can be about the sun, the smell of my puppy’s paws, and this little girl who has stolen my heart.

This week, I challenge you to not only accept exactly who you are- but wholeheartedly love who you are. Yes, you will struggle. For example, you might hate the newfound cellulite on your legs. I’m right there with you, sister. But challenge yourself to seek the good in everything. Those same cellulite-ridden legs have carried you through every mile of your life. They were there all those times you fell- and they were there to pick you, too.

Always remember how strong you are, and always strive to be your authentic self.

Because I think you are awesome,

Jessica

P.S. I always like to end #PhilosophicalFirday with a few inspring images 🙂

BORN & RAISED IN ALASKA, WHERE I CURRENTLY RESIDE WITH MY BOYFRIEND AND SMALL YORKIE. I AM PARTIAL TO HERBAL TEA, VINYASA YOGA, AND ANYTHING WITH GINGER. BESIDES STEALING MY BOYFRIEND’S CLOTHES, I LIKE TO SHOP AT SECOND HAND STORES. I’M ALL ABOUT FINDING JOY IN THE LITTLE THINGS; LIKE MATTE PINK LIPSTICK, AND LEARNING TO LIVE WELL.


  1. Marjorie

    July 23rd, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    Thank you so much for this. Messages like these are my favorite 🙂 Also, I wish you all the best in your journey into & through motherhood!!!

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