You know, it’s ok to not have it together all the time. It’s ok to feel overwhelmed and defeated. It’s ok that at this very moment, you don’t want to hear the words, “It’ll be fine, you can do this, keep your chin up.” My blog’s main purpose is to be inspirational. I love spreading positivity, but there’s a reason I don’t describe it to people as a blog that brings positivity.

Authenticity is what I strive for. That’s why I share people’s stories who have been effected by suicide, suffer from a physical illness, or have struggled with knowing their crafts worth. Life isn’t always positive. The sun can’t shine it’s brightest unless it’s seen its darkest day. I willingly invite you into some of my darkest thoughts and memories because not only do I KNOW that there are people out there who can relate, but I do it to validate the situations we’re thrown into.

Now, I can happily say I began this blog (for the most part) on the other side of everything I’ve gone through. I’ve matured and grown in ways I never could’ve had I not overcome those trials, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have my off days or even off moments. The only difference now is that I don’t let them have that power anymore.

The sun can’t shine it’s brightest unless it’s seen its darkest day.

But I’ve learned to accept my emotions for what they are in that moment. I take the time to analyze and evaluate what happened and basically check myself when need be. I embrace the moments I’m not feeling 100% because it takes away the burden of feeling like I have to be perfect. It reminds me I’m human and life is just as imperfect as the flesh I live in.

It’s okay not to be perfect. Your imperfections are what make you YOU. And at the end of the day, people like real people, flaws and all.

Camila Cabello

Leave the pressure of a fairytale in the hands of an author who can control the story from beginning to end. Because you can’t control everything in this world. What you can control, you’ll handle and what you can’t, you’ll learn to let go. I’m honored by the messages and comments I get in regards to my blog about how much positivity it brings to others and how my words hit their mark, but I’m even more grateful for the comments that see it for the inspiration it’s trying to project.

Like I said before, people aren’t inspired by “sweet endings” or an abundance of positivity. They’re inspired by all things imperfect, and there’s a lot more light to be found here than anywhere else. If God, Himself, doesn’t want nor expect you to have it all together, release that burden once and for all.