I’ve never really been a confident person although sometimes it may look that way. Im insecure about a lot of things, but I’m human. It’s taken me a long time to get here, and I still have a ways to go, but I’m learning to accept myself for who I am.
I’ve always been a very private + protective person, so for me to start a public Instagram account for our farm was just super left-field for me.
I’d love to say I don’t care what anyone thinks. I really would. But as stubborn + tough as I may seem from the outside, I’m ridiculously sensitive. I take everything to heart... so because of this, I hold myself back. But being honest, transparent + real is very important to me, so I’m really trying!
At first, I was so hesitant to post any photos of myself, and absolutely refused to put my face on my stories. And I know this sounds stupid because it’s just social media but by forcing myself just a little bit more out of my comfort zone each day, I can feel myself getting stronger. I give far less f***s (and omg if you haven’t tried giving less f***s, I highly recommend it. LIFE. CHANGING.) The more I put myself out there, the more empowered I am to just keep being me.
So every day I just keep showing up. Simple as that. Just trying to be myself, and learning to be comfortable with it.
To be authentic doesn’t mean you can’t change. We’re meant to change, but if you can do that while still remaining true to who you are - to me, that’s ultimate authenticity.
So in the spirit of being real, here’s a picture of me... and an extremely vulnerable caption to go along with it. Hoping to empower someone else to say WHO CARES (and mean it 😅). Post the damn selfie. Tell us about your day. Share whatever you want and don’t second-guess it. Just keep showing up. And if someone isn’t into it? Well they know where the door is.
DO YOU, and don’t ever apologize for it.