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“They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn't. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.” ― Frida Kahlo

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Mastering Myself | Note to Self


Ever tried searching for something you already found? That’s what my 20s have been like. You look for it in others. You look for it in places. You look for it in song and prose and purpose. But the truth is; it was never lost. 

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Labours of Love

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Emotional labor

That’s the labor most of us do now. The work of doing what we don’t necessarily feel like doing, the work of being a professional, the work of engaging with others in a way that leads to the best long-term outcome.

The emotional labor of listening when we’d rather yell.

The emotional labor of working with someone instead of firing them.

The emotional labor of seeking out facts and insights that we don’t (yet) agree with.

The emotional labor of being prepared.

Of course it’s difficult. That’s precisely why it’s valuable. Sometimes, knowing that it’s our job—the way we create value—helps us pause a second and decide to do the difficult work.

Almost no one gets hired to eat a slice of chocolate cake.

The Process | #WonderingOnWednesday‬

Sometimes we ‘show are own ass’ without any provoking. It’s in those moments I worry: ‘what they think I am is what I’m showing them in this moment’.

This is easy to do when I become too comfortable with what I am praying (convicting/proclaiming/training) for. I don’t need others’ distractions because I can draw into myself as if sliding off a seat – mechanical and intentional.

I want to trust the process.

#WonderingOnWednesday 

 

#ShortnChic | Smart and (Silent)

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“A smart woman may not (always) know what she’s doing or why but she (most likely) knows exactly what’s playing out and going on.”

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