There's a constant stream of doubt and insecurity going on in my head; that's not all that's there, but there is a monologue of constant questions:
Will this make me look stupid? Did I just sound overbearing? Does this outfit make me look fat? Did I just sound like as big of a dork as I think I did? If I do that does that mean I'm a loser? Is it selfish to do this? Am I being inconsiderate doing that? Did I make myself clear? Or did I mess it up?
Depending on the kind of day I am having, depends on how loud the stream babbles. In talking to a lot of other women, I find a lot of us go through the same thing. But I saw something on Pinterest the other day, a quote from a local pastor (Steve Furtick) that said, "The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel."
We are all beautiful, we are all damaged. But we have to acknowledge the beauty as much as we give voice to the damaged.
I'm taking a chance here. The stream says, "Nobody wants to do this. This is stupid. You are stupid. If you always start, you'll look egotistical."
I'll start anyway:
1. I have good instincts (when I trust them).
2. I am helpful.
3. I am strong
Now, please, tell me 3 good things about you.