Hey, you! How’s it going? Happy New Year!
I was browsing through Twitter last night before bed and stumbled across a post by LADYHOOD Journey, whom I’ve been following for a while now. She had a post that plucked the deepest note of curiosity within me. She and two other bloggers came together to create a space for us melanin-clad persons to express ourselves to heal and grow.
It’s a 31-day challenge to Name Your Hurt, Defy Your Comfort Zone. I was hesitant to participate because… well, I don’t know why. I just was and I was about to just brush it off. But this morning it wouldn’t leave me alone and I thought I would go for it. There’s no telling what may bloom from doing this challenge.
Day One: Visualize Your Best Self. What do you see?
I see me being super creative.
I see myself creating the videos that come to my mind.
I am working towards the creative dream of being in films.
I see myself being unashamed of myself.
I see myself helping my son learning how to be unapologetically himself.
I see working out to get toned and fit. Looking better and feeling powerful.
I am helping young brown girls and brown boys become free from self-harm, and bullying and being bullied. I start programs across the country to do this.
I am learning to sing.
I am learning wushu.
I am consistent in getting mental health care.
I am learning to portray my true feelings through each character given to me and each character is really meant for me to play.
Those are the things that come to mind when I think of my best self.
What comes to mind for you?