3 weeks ago
A few years ago, someone challenged me to take the words “should be” out of my vocabulary. It made me realize how often I think it and then believe it and then say it
You know how it sounds, right?
It’s mostly the inner monologue that goes like...
𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘣𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦
𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘣𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴
𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘣𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘧𝘶𝘭
𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘳
𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘣𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘹, 𝘺, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘻 (𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢, 𝘣, 𝘤, 𝘵𝘰𝘰)
𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘣𝘦 𝘰𝘬
𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘣𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦
𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘣𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦
𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘣𝘦 𝘢 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘮𝘰𝘮
𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘣𝘦 𝘢 𝘸𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘸𝘦𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘳
𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘣𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦
I recently realized that the “should be” voice is the same voice of the one who likes to lie to me repeatedly, the voice of the one who would love for me to be powerless and hate myself.
So here is my snapshot of bye bye shame and guilt 👋🏽 mom guilt, wife guilt, friend guilt, whatever kinda guilt.
Pick another phrase than “should be”
It’s not the voice of the One who loves you 💛