I always have a million thoughts in my head, cluttering and clashing. Sometimes I feel like my brain might rupture from the overload of information - some important and some not so much. I definitely overthink and overanalyze everything. To make matters worse, despite how expressive I am on here, when it comes to my personal life, I have a hard time expressing my feelings, or elaborating on them. However, I find solace knowing that I’m able to put pen to paper; I can write my thoughts better than I can speak them. A couple of months ago I started journaling. Not the typical way, where I write every single day. Honestly, I don’t always have something to say. I treated it more like a progress report - one that I maintained for myself. Like everyone else, this year has been a crazy one for me. I’ve had quite a few hiccups in my personal life and I struggled with expressing myself. That changed when I started writing. I was able to easily transcribe my thoughts and let it all out. It felt remarkable. I felt a weight lift off my shoulders. Sometimes I go back and read some of my earlier entries, and it’s so comforting knowing that no matter what happens, us as human beings, we’re usually able to get through it. At the time of, it seems impossible. But when you look back, you’re reminded of the strength you possess. It’s reassuring. You’re able to believe in your journey again.
I’m not a skilled writer. But I don’t have to be. Because I am the author of this book and I am also the audience. I wanted to share this with you because I know so many of you are on the same boat as me. Some of you have shared your struggles and your pain with me. I want to encourage you to write, because I promise it helps. Your pain won’t disappear, but you will feel the weight shifting. It’s the first step to recovery. So whatever it is you’re going through, it will get better. You’ll get better.
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