Hi guys!! Happy Friday. Well to start, I met my favorite singer on planet earth Wednesday night before I went to his concert at a Thai restaurant… legit fan girles so hard. So that was def the highlight of my week! (Pic on my personal insta: alyssac1129!!) What was yours?! Share in the comments so I can read ’em.
You guys know I love to write. I’m taking a poetry class this semester, and I’m honestly not very found of it. The heavy focus on meter/rhyme/taking quizzes is leaving me frustrated and to me takes away the whole purpose of poetry: to just appreciate it for all that it is. Not remember a certain rhyme scheme or if one poem is iambic pentameter or not. But that’s just my opinion, and I’m also going into this class as a psychology major with every other student being an English major, so that also plays a role! Anyways, I’m still writing, and I will continue to do so. I wanted to share some with you guys today!
Thoughts on the gym…
There’s nothing wrong with the gym, what’s wrong is when it becomes something of compulsion and something that creates anxiety if you don’t go.
I never understood how the glass could be half full.
My eyes were drawn to the empty space.
Gravitating towards what was missing.
These eyes have the ability to do the same with myself.
Fixating on all the qualities I lacked.
The parts of my body that were not good enough.
I hope one day I can see myself just as that glass.
I will never be half empty- there’s too much greatness in my bones for that.
It all comes in finding truth through those words- actually believing each and every one of them.
Let yourself bleed.
Let your tears wash over you like a rainstorm, feeling renewed the next day.
You are allowed to feel. And hurt. And grieve.
For this hurt will not last forever, and your tears will subside.
Your pain does not define you.
It is just part of your beautiful narrative.
you do not have to be smaller. you do not have to look liker her. you do not have to do crunches until you get rug burn on your neck and you do not have to rip yourself apart every time you look in the mirror.
you do not need to be embarrassed if your hips are “big.” let those hips move freely my friend and take up as much damn space as needed.
you do not have to set out the fire in your soul because he or she said so. don’t you realize they couldn’t take your heat? you- you are the sun and some people cannot handle that. that’s okay. do not change for them, for anyone.
you are not just “ some body.” you are a SOMEBODY. you are important and strikingly beautiful. please apologize to yourself. you don’t deserve to drown in the depths of self-hatred. you don’t deserve it. you never did. take off your handcuffs, break from from the walls around you.
i am proud to be one. i stand in solidarity with each and every one of you. we are so resilient: each and every one of us. so let’s dig deeper. love ourselves, spread love to others. look in the mirror and say, “i am the cradle of light. i am beautiful: every single piece of me- every scar and every single stretch mark. i am enough.” let yourself live in this truth, and when you forget- place your hands over your heart center, and come back to the place that has radiated love to you before- for it can do so again.
Thank you friends for reading!!
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Have a happy weekend!! Xoxoxo sending lots of love.