"Swoon" by Rising Appalachia
Feeling totally empowered by these gorgeous storytellers I find myself tapping deeply into my own creativity.
I've never considered myself a good writer, I've always had a hard time with reading and comprehension in school. I have a difficult time putting my thoughts and feelings into words. Maybe it's because I don't have a crossword-worthy vocabulary or quick-retrevial brain. I think that's why I keep a rolodex of facial expressions. However since I started journaling and blogging over a year ago, I've become so much more expressive and confident in my writing. It leads me to believe, anyone can do anything they want, with some practice, persistence, passion and most importantly, a solid belief in yourself. Get rid of those limiting beliefs that you play over and over in the back of your head, they are holding you back.
"I consider myself a skeptic, but I'm an optimist in soul." -Rising Appalachia.
It's day 19 of my challenge, Living Your Naked Truth. Here is my #NakedTruth this week, sharing with you one of my poetic creations.
Why do I let others dictate what I want? How my life should be lived?
I let them decide what is beautiful.
The way my hair falls in my face. Or doesn't.
Or how it sticks up in the back because it's shiny and dry and messy.
It's too short or too long or it hangs in my face.
It is always in my face.
Now I purposefully leave it in my face.
Sometimes it covers my eyes and I can't see.
I like not having to see for a minute.
I want to wear my thick natural waves however they may be.
Because who cares?
It should be in my face.
Dirty. Wild. Free.