Save more! If you love yourself, spend less! Invest in self-improvement because if you don’t, you don’t love yourself!
January is a sadist. It takes pleasure in your humiliations. It others you from the outside in, inside out: makes you both the tormentor and the subject of your own abuse. It strives to make you tight, controlled, small. Stop stepping outside the lines, taking up so much space. Fit in. Do as we say.
But you are just fine, just as you are. You are enough.
(Hands up if you’ve been told you’re too much.)
You are more than enough and hallelujah for extravagant women. It’s the natural inclination of a flower to bloom. The triumphs you want to realize, the prizes you want to win, the love you want to make: make them yours. But do it on your own calendar – not at the behest of a cruel, cold, corporate January — and be kind to yourself. The self-improvement machine makes money by making you feel bad. Dare to feel good. You are too much for them.