I don’t always know what I want to write about when it comes to these recipe preambles, other times, I log on guns-a-blazin’.
Today, it’s the latter.
Like many, I have spent a lot of time trying to reconcile my jarring insecurities with what I know to be the truth; that I am by and large a confident, intelligent and passionate individual. From reading self-help books, to exchanging podcast-length voice notes with my best friend, to investing in bi-weekly sessions with a therapist; much of my waking life is dedicated towards understanding why I feel so negatively about myself sometimes, and how I can go about course-correcting.
As someone who naturally craves validation from others (I mean, hey, don’t we all?) – one of the biggest hurdles I’ve had to overcome is delineating my sense of self-worth from external validation.
Am I a pro yet? Hardly. Hateful words still sting, disrespect still shakes my pride, and being taken for granted in any way makes me feel like an utter fool.