Are You Putting Yourself In A Box?

You do not have to put yourself in a box. Boxes are small. You can't breathe in a box. You do not have to label yourself. (Or anyone else for that matter.) Labels peel off. They fall off in the washing machine. They itch and make us uncomfortable.

Recently, I've realized that YES I can be a writer, a retreat leader, a social media guru, an inspirer, a wine lover, a poet, someone who just went off anti-depressants, a yoga teacher, a connector, a college dropout (and a very successful person despite it).

I can be whatever I want to be. I can put as many things after "I am ______" as I like. And so can you.

You don't have to fit into anyone's standards or definitions. Create your own life. This sh*t is yours. For better or worse. Stop pretending it belongs to someone else. This life is yours. You make up the rules. Tattoo it in your brain. It wasn't until I realized that I didn't have to fit into society's definition or idea of me that I started being happy. That I got successful. I am using those words interchangeably here. I was unhappy and depressed for so long that feeling happy feels like one of the greatest triumphs of my life.

Where are you keeping yourself small by trying to fit into a mold? Are you willing to break the mold and be utterly unique? Post your thoughts below. I know it can be scary. My knees knock a little each day. But I keep going.

Keep going. You are undefinable.

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