What is Having it All?

What is having it all?

Look at my Instagram page, look at my Facebook, look at my twitter. Look at my Pinterest, look at this blog, look through all of the texts on my phone.

Look at the clothes I wear and the car I drive and the smile on my face.

What do you see?

Maybe you see a carefree and confident young girl, who has her life together: good family, good friends, a never-ending adventure of a life. And if you see that, then that’s fine.

But that’s not having it all; that’s not what it’s about.

Having it all doesn’t come from the likes, or the follows, or the amount of unsaved numbers and unread text messages on your phone.

It doesn’t come from a price tag or the latest trend or constantly being surrounded by people to feel your worth.

It doesn’t come from doing something to impress someone, or constantly being connected or the number of retweets you can get in one day.

Too often do we interlock interaction with satisfaction.

Go ahead. Look at my Instagram and my Twitter and my Facebook. Look at my Pinterest, this blog and the texts on my phone. Maybe you see a carefree and confident young girl, who has her life together: good family, good friends, a never-ending adventure of a life. And if you see that, then that’s fine.

But that’s not having it all; that’s not what it’s about.

I think having it all comes, simply, from you.

I think it means being unapologetically yourself.

I think it means accepting yourself for who you are.

I think it means letting go of what you can’t control, and smiling when the world gives you every reason not to.

I think it means knowing that you are enough. Every day.

I think it means that you’re confident enough to admit when you’re weak and vulnerable and just not okay.

I think, in the words of Leslie Jones, “It’s time to start liking who the fuck you are.”

Go ahead. Look at my Instagram and my Twitter and my Facebook. Look at my Pinterest, this blog and the texts on my phone. Maybe you see a carefree and confident young girl, who has her life together: good family, good friends, a never-ending adventure of a life. And if you see that, then that’s fine.

But that’s not having it all; that’s not what it’s about.

I think it means doing what you want to do.

I think it means learning what you want to learn.

I think it means expressing what you want to express.

And I think if I can accept me for everything that I am, and there are also people out there who can accept me for everything that I am, then that’s pretty cool.

That’s having it all.

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