Good Morning !!! I'm up and out early today, so you know it's going to be a good one! We are designed for greatness, never doubt the existence of your purpose! I have been dealing with this notion all year, falling into the lie that I had "messed up my purpose due to my human err". I have to remind myself that God's divinity is so beyond my imagination, and his words and plans for me can withstand my poor judgement calls, strays off my beaten path, etc. I am protected by His provision, and I have to constantly remind myself of that.
My mentor, Shanti Das, has launched an initiative to shed more light on mental health, specifically in our black and brown communities. It is entitled "Silence the Shame". Applications are open to be campus ambassadors for the program, and I am applying for it. In doing so, I thought about my bouts with anxiety and depression. I've noticed that in my many spells of either, time is the only healer. I have been in such dark spaces, truly feeling like my world was over, and that my purpose had been trashed --- by me! I did not know how to continue and why I should.
I replayed simple phrases like "It's going to be alright" and "God's got me", but that did not work upon initial recitiation. It took me iterations upon iterations and days upon days upon months to get out of that space. And even now, I'm not fully out of it. I've realized that my mental health needs constant care. Like one of my faves (unbeknownst to her), Keke Palmer, said, "There is no normal...everyone is constantly working on themselves" I love that, because it is so sincere.
Live today knowing that you were meant to live it!
Love to you from me. ❤️
- Lady Tee