Growing up I was taught the importance of keeping secrets. I was told that I needed to protect my family members who couldn't handle the truth of the things that happened to me. As an adult, I also found myself keeping secrets, but I finally realized that I was a walking contradiction. I can't be empowering my girls to speak their truth, if I don't stand up for myself and speak my own truth too. I am not the same woman I was last year, or even yesterday. Each day I am evolving into the woman God wants me to be, but in the midst of my transformation, there is something that I know. I deserve to be respected and protected each day. My life is in my hands and I get to set boundaries for what will be tolerated and what will not. 2018 is right around the corner and we owe it to ourselves to be the best version of ourselves that we can be. It may get really lonely when you start speaking your truth, but a little solitude is good for your soul.
You don't have to suffer in silence!!! Speak your truth...
What secrets have you been holding on to that you know you need to let go of?
When was the last time you checked in with yourself?
Why is it so easy for us to hold on to the things and people who are hurting us?