Hey Inspirer’s !
I’m back from a little hiatus of writing. I used to feel so bad about it, but then I remembered that rest is needed and I know for sure I cannot write my best if my brain is clouded. I’ve been up to some… well, struggles to be honest. Y’all know that I am candid about my life, this mental health journey, and the lessons that I’m learning along the way. So we are for sure gonna dig into some of that today. I hope that you have been enjoying my content so far. I do have various readers throughout the months but I hope that you leave feeling inspired… because that is the point here.
So, I wanted to talk about the support that we get from people that we don’t necessarily know or maybe we don’t yet have an established relationship with. You know, the girl who likes all of your photos on IG and comments “yassssss” to everything. I’m sure we all have these type of people in our lives, and in some form or another they have been more supportive than those who we actually have given a title and invested into. Maybe you can think back to a time when you were serious about something. Maybe you was having a bad day and really needed an encouraging message, or you had an idea about a potential business to start and no one would really listen to you but a stranger. Have you ever thought about why that happens? I know I have. It’s sad because I am in about 50 groups on facebook, and I feel like all the women that I have connected to really have my back. I had to ask myself, “what about where I’m from and the people who hit me up when they feel like it, where are those people at?” Girl… I’m still wondering.
Honestly, it made me do a reality check. I had to look at myself and think about who I am surrounded by and who I want to be surrounded by. I look at so many people who have friends from their childhood, middle school and even college whom they are all still close to and I’m just like wow, I wish I really had that. During those years, I had to endure people fighting others over a friendship with me, people only being connected to me because of the resources I had, and others just simply wanted to stick around for whatever way I would make a “come up” so that they can benefit. That sh*t got old and tired quick!
Now, I am embracing support from strangers and not my A1’s. It actually feels good to have newness around. Their support has really taught me a lot about sisterhood, believing in myself, and having faith. It is pretty cool to say that I have friends from all over, even though they’re virtual, it doesn’t change the effect that their support has on me. So what about you? Have you encountered this as well? Let me know in the comments, I am always looking to chat about these sorts of things.