Imani Ray | Dec 2017
I think I'm loving and supportive. I think I'm growing/developing into a pretty cool person□. I think I'm smart and I feel like I'm wise in some areas of life and lastly I feel like I'm strong when it comes to not allowing my current circumstances to get the best of me.
Right now I am feeling tired, a little sad and disorganized. But these feelings aren't permanent. I'm gonna go back to sleep to get a little more rest. I'm sad because I miss being with my family for the holidays but I'm excited to have food for Christmas with my Aney, (Kim). I feel disorganized because I need to clean my room and go through my to-do list so I'm going to do that today.
- the ability to grow and learn from past mistakes
- my health
- genuinely loving/caring people in my life
- the opportunity to attend college
This year I struggled w/ accepting that not all friendships will last "forever". I learned that if people want to walk out of your life. LET THEM WALK. I also learned that the way people treat me isn't a reflection of my character.
Dear Self, You have come a long way. I'm glad you've been able to make it this far without being defeated by life's many obstacles. In my eyes you are strong and resilient. I see a promising future ahead of you. Continue to push towards your dreams. Don't look back at the things you had to let go. They're gone for a reason. Move forward with confidence and grace. Continue on your journey of self love. Fall so deeply in love with who you are that no one gets a say in determining who it is that you want to be. Dream beyond what you can imagine is possible for yourself. Reach those goals. Be unstoppable. Show the world who Imani Ray is unapologetically. Life can be challenging, but you got this. You're doing great so far. Keep it up!
Talk yourself through a struggle:
Struggle - Trusting that God has my back.
I know when times get hard you forget so I'm here to remind you of all the times where God pulled you out of your struggle.
Remember when you never thought you'd make it through high school? YOU GRADUATED!
Remember you thought you'd never have friends because you were "too quiet"? YOU HAVE AMAZING FRIENDS!
Remember when you thought you'd never love what you saw in the mirror? YOU'RE LEARNING TO LOVE IT MORE AND MORE EVERYDAY!
Remember when you couldn't stop comparing yourself to others? YOU'VE ACCEPTED THAT YOU'RE INCOMPARABLE & GOD ONLY MADE ONE YOU!
Remember when you thought you'd be in that toxic relationship forever? IT NO LONGER EXISTS!
Remember when you thought you'd never go to college? YOU'RE IN COLLEGE & YOU'LL BE SOPHOMORE IN JANUARY!
Remember when you thought adulting was impossible? WELL, YOU KIND OF STILL BELIEVE THAT, BUT YOU'RE MAKING IT LOOK LIKE YOU DON'T!
Remember when you turned away from God? DON'T LET THAT HAPPEN AGAIN!
Remember when you almost failed every class your first semester of college? YOU PASSED EVERY CLASS!
Remember when you almost gave up? YOU'RE STILL HERE!
Thank God for all these struggles, they created this amazing version of Imani, and you know why? Cause God had your back the whole time, REMEMBER THAT! #TrustHim
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