2 hours ago
1️⃣ week down
5️⃣ weeks to go
This journey is beyond fitness, it’s just the icing on the cake, actually. You know how your mom used to smack your hand, and repeat for the 7th time that if you don’t eat the icing along WITH the cake, you’ll get it taken away?? It’s because you won’t appreciate that icing without the cake.
Well here’s a piece:
Growing up I’ve always been the ‘small’ one. The one that needed to eat “extra; put meat on my bones”. The one known as “little britches” by family members. It goes even deeper than that though. Being mixed, raised and surrounded by most whites, I became confused. As you’ve probably heard before, I wasn’t white enough for the white kids BUT I wasn’t nearly black enough for the black kids. I looked different, my hair was different, my family dynamic was different. I’d literally have people put things in MY hair. This isn’t a joke. I would come home, shower, and find erasers and those grip things off of mechanic pencils in my hair.
It’s haha funny now, ehh that actually sucked for a kid. - Plot twist. I decided to go to a predominately black juco college. Guess what?? I wasn’t black or white anymore. I was considered “light skin”. Even worse, the black girls didn’t like me BECAUSE of it... now I’m not sitting here telling you this to feel sorry for me. I simply want you to understand that I haven’t known who I am, what I want or where I’m going for majority of my life. I let society beat me down, and I let myself down because of my mindset. •
This piece turned into strength. I decided to take a step forward and as I like to say “do the damn thing”. Just simply live my life the way I want to.
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