What is holding you back? Is it tech, trying something new, being judged by others, what is the worst that can happen? I want to share a real life story of what happened to me along my career and what to do when you feel stuck.
I am not water I am not like or loved or essential to everyone lol and that is okay. In life we are not going to be liked by everyone and at the age of 13 I learned what hiding to keep the bullies away feels like.
In 7th grade a 8th grader would bully me all the time. I mean like hit me, pinch me, slap me and thinking about it now I should have said something but I didn’t. I hid in the bathroom and didn’t want to make friends. I kept quiet to not say the wrong thing and I was sad and alone most of the time.
Now I am a grown woman and honestly don’t give a fuck if people think I am rude or unprofessional because I swear, or I am not pretty enough, or enough of whatever they think is “there standard of greatness’“.
That is the key: it is their standard, not yours or what is best for you. You are holding yourself back because of others. In my career I have had bullies as well trying to stop me by saying words or actions to try to hurt me.
Today my hand issue has caused me to not only stop doing hair but close my salon as I wait to see what will happen in the future.. I am still Celeste, the woman that keeps going and a cosmetologist, hair stylist, and worthy of all my abundance even if I am not behind the chair working on hair.
Now, I know some may disagree and that is okay but please do yourself a favor and don’t stop yourself just because of others. You are worthy to go after your dreams, remember hurt people hurt people. The amazing people that have uplifted me and helped me along the way are loving, caring and believe in community.
So don’t stop yourself, keep going and ask yourself, are you holding yourself back because of others?
Originally published on March 6, 2021