I saw this illustration and it struck a chord....
As Women, we often fight so many battles, sometimes on our own, in complete silence, hidden away from the world....daily, hourly, minute by minute.
For me lately, they've been more internal than not. My brain never shuts off and my heart feels it.
Those battles, I feel, are the ones that cause the most bruising. We fight ourselves, beat ourselves up so hard about everything, even after it's been said and done, so much so that some of us feel we have to stay in fight mode.
Truth is we don't.
Being a Wonder Woman shouldn't cause so much pain.
The battle wounds shouldn't cut that deep... but they do.
Sometimes regardless of how well we think we hide the bruises and scars, people know.
People who know you can see them. They are more than visible, they are you.
The agonizing pain buried deep in your soul, the wiped away tears, the self-crushing doubt and attempts to cry out for help. We can see it in your eyes, your appearance, your energy.
In the end...
It's how you choose to recover that means the most.
It's how you move forward that helps us heal.
Knowing that you are not alone sometimes helps.
Knowing and allowing others to help is not a bad thing.
Dear Wonder Woman,
Let down your guard, release the fight mode and heal.
Allow space for love and joy, know that you are worthy. You are deserving.
Yes, you are a Wonder Woman who is loved and no longer has to hide the hurt or the scars and bruises of this life.
You are not alone.
To continue to love yourself, be proud of it and move on.
To let go. To live your life. And, be yourself.
Be the Wonder Woman that you are but know that your tribe is here for you and you can do this.
You are not perfect and that's OKAY.