Sunday, April 10, 2016

Self-Love ♡ Sundays | BO$$ Up + Prosper

"In a world where there's so much pressure to be a specific kind of beautiful, it's important to know how to validate for...dress for...transform/get fit/ "glo-up" FOR YOUR SELF."  
Chymere A.

In a matter of months, I've witnessed my entire psyche transform from the dark, depressed place I was in a few years ago to this powerhouse full of ideas, motivation, and creative energy. I don't know where it came from, but I can only thank God that I'm living in it. There have been a few times over the past few years, where I could literally sense good things manifesting and in the blink of an eye, the moment was gone, so I'm trying my best to hold on to what's happening right now without thinking too far ahead of myself.

So as I'm basking in this moment, I developed a new motto that I've shared on a couple social media platforms, which is: BOSS Up and Prosper. To be honest, I think it came to me while listening to my 'Release Your Inner Trill' play list on Spotify after experiencing some unexpected heartbreak and wanting to show that person the physical aspect of what they (plural to include the ones who came before him) were really missing. It wasn't because I actually believed I was physically desirable, but because I allowed my own insecurity to make me forget that I will always be a beautiful child of God and it wasn't up to me to highlight my beauty, just for someone else to applaud it. 

Suddenly, I remembered how pitiful it was to do things solely for the attention of someone so insignificant for years. I could recall how painful it once felt to become so attached to that kind of longing for a person I didn't need to the point where it slowly turned into an addiction. To avoid traveling that road again, I had to pull myself together quickly, because I don't have that kind of time to waste anymore. 

Once I realized certain things were just out of my control no matter how well I could pose for "the gram" or what I did on the outside, I had to redefine what BOSS Up + Prosper meant and I think the definition varies per person. For me, it means validating who I am as a person and not looking for other people to do that for me. Now, when I include the word 'prosper' in that affirmation, I'm not necessarily referring to material things, like money, fame, artificial success, etc. Although there might be a time to consider those things, I'm speaking about things that are more valuable, such as spiritual/physical/mental well-being, self-worth, and chasing dreams...because in a world where there's so much pressure to be a specific kind of beautiful, it's important to know how to validate for...dress for...transform/get fit/ "glo-up" for yourself.

Ladies and gentleman, whatever comes your way that distracts you from your greatness, whatever level you're on, just boss up, prosper, and allow God (or whatever higher power you acknowledge) to handle the rest. It's a lesson I learn to practice daily, but knowing it and understanding it pushes me closer to my destiny. 


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