Be you!

Draw stick figures. Sing off key. Write bad poems. Sew ugly clothes. Run slowly. Flirt clumsily. Play video games on ease. You do not need to be good at something to enjoy the act. Talent is overrated. Do things you like doing. It’s okay to suck.

#vibes #positivity #missnaiduwrites

Hypocrite

I am a bad person who thinks bad thoughts like “ew! What is that girl wearing” and then I remember that I’m supposed to be positive about all things and then think “no she can wear what she wants, eff what other people say damn girl you look fabulous!” and am just a li’l bit hypocritical!

I was always taught by my mother that the first thought that goes through your mind is what you have been conditioned to think. What you think next defines who you are.

#youdefineyou #wordsfrommom #missnaiduwrites

Alive

The really cool thing about being alive is you have so much control over who you are. You wanna cut off all your hair? Awesome! Go for it! You wanna feel like a princess? Guess what! You are! You wanna be a morning person? Set your alarm and make some coffee, babe! You wanna be a night owl? Sweet! Stay up all night reading. You wanna learn a new language? Well! Internet’s got you! You have the power to make whatever changes you want in your life. The story is yours, so go out there and write it!

#positivity #goforit #vibes #naiduwrites

I am Imperfection

When I laugh at the silliest things, showing off my enamel gleefully, people sometimes ask, “Are you always this happy?” I just smile and shrug.

Should I tell them that I find myself the prettiest thing? That I’ve come a long way learning to love myself? We love broken lockets, torn letters and other useless objects of emotional attachment, then why not our flawed selves? I often go to bed crying, let my thoughts loose and allow myself to break down. Because caring for our tempestuous souls and letting them breath is important. But those nights, I sleep with a promise to smile the next morning, step out in my most gorgeous shoes and be the best version of myself because when we love ourselves, we care for and support ourselves. Everything just falls into the right place once we fall in love with our imperfect selves and embrace our crooked beauty.

#fallingisfine #standbackqueeniya #vibes #naiduwrites

It’s you

No one is going to love you exactly like you imagine. No one is ever going to read your mind and take every star from the sky at the perfect time and hand it to you. No one is going to show it up to your door on a horse, with a shoe you lost. Do you understand? That’s why you have to love yourself enough, so that any other love just adds more candles to the cake you’ve already iced. 

#stephaniebennet #namakkunaamaeviboodhi