Under Construction

Hey there! How was your weekend? Today, July 1st is officially the 1/2 way mark of 2019!

How are you feeling about that????????

As usual, life is crazy but we are crazy blessed as well, so I will take it. I did want to share something I have been thinking about for a very long time.

There have been a lot of things under construction around here besides our house. I’ve been doing a lot of work on myself with the help of some amazing people and I wanted to reach out and share something that I have been thinking a lot about and I want to scream this from the rooftop:

“Everything you feel is real.”

It might be a little silly how a graphic T-shirt gives me all the feels, but it does.

For years I would carry such guilt for feeling sadness and anxiety. I am truly blessed to be in the life I have with the family I have. I know my privilege. But sometimes I have horrible days. Sometimes I have days where I question every decision I have made. I have sad days for no reason. I have days where my obsessive thoughts consume me. Over the last few years I have learned such a crucial lesson that I want to share with you:

STOP invalidating your feelings because you think that somebody is worse off than you and you don’t deserve to feel them!

I am here to tell you that it is ok to have these feelings. Your feelings are valid no matter your situation.

It has taken me a long time to be cognizant of this.

Now I know that it’s okay to feel and to acknowledge these feelings. I have worked very hard on myself over the past 10 years to work through many of these feelings and try to understand where they are coming from.

What I want you to know is that you are NOT alone. You are NOT the only person who feels this way even though sometimes it feels like it. I just want you to know that Please know that here on my blog and over on my insta that this is a space of vulnerability and love and that

I SEE YOU, AND WHAT YOU FEEL IS REAL

Xo
Betsy

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