My grandmother, Lizzie ( God rest her soul), used the say “The older I get the less I need to prove.” I have not yet lived the years or the life she lived here on this earth but that saying has become a mantra of mine.
I am! I am not the school I attened, I am not a degree, I am not a company, a job, an outfit, a car, or any of the things that we use to validate our existence.
Learning this has put me on high alert for when it shows up in my daily interactions with others. I can sniff it out instantly. Not being enough was once my issue. So, I understand the want to place things before you. Yet, I beseech you to know that you are enough. Just the way you are. With or without weave, traveling around the country on a plane or riding to the store on the bus, designer label or discount store tshirt. None of those things define you or make you more. Learning this has helped me see me, the real me. Knowing this lets me walk in the room with shoulders squared, head held and declare, I AM!