I feel so much joy when I think about this period of my life, a whole iPhone upgrade ago with horrible pic quality! 🙈 But, being true to myself means I have to admit that I look at this picture and also feel nauseated about connections I broke off from that phase of my life. February is the month of love for me - besides national love day on the 14th, it’s also when I committed to spending my forever with my person. And so, I’ve reflected on the lessons of love I’ve learned over the past few years, as difficult as they were - and maybe they’ll be helpful for some of you too! *Also reflected on how as a bookworm school didn’t teach me anything about real issues of how to deal with coping mechanisms for loss or how to do my taxes, but that’s another story*
🧩 It’s important to know you can forgive someone and still not be friends or in a relationship with them. 🧩 Forgive people for treating you the way they feel about themselves. 🧩 I am still learning that when love wants to stay, it will stay; and when love wants to go, it will go.
Lastly, you are allowed to be angry for giving others power over you - as long as you cut the tie when it’s negatively impacting your growth.✂️ Although the shortest month of the year, I hope your reflections were grand so we can continue to conquer this year y’all! 👊🏽⚡️ - 4 minutes ago