What gives us value?
Something you may not know about me is that I love to write. It’s one of the reasons why I started this blog, as well as my love for travel, of course. The more that time went on, the more I started to overthink what I was to write about. I compared my blog to others and always felt an immense pressure to give my readers value. That pressure mostly came from myself…
Amongst all of that I forgot about how much writing gives value to ME and so here I am scribbling my thoughts onto paper (before I tap letters into the keypad) the way I enjoy to write. I normally tend to express any thoughts or feelings I may have into my instagram captions. I usually write about something I may think about on a certain day or sometimes it can take me a week to put it into words but it all eventually ends up in my captions in some shape or form. Afterwards, when I read the comments of how someone can relate or just lovely, kind words, I find it really uplifting and encouraging. I’ve made wonderful connections by delving deeper into myself and pouring it all out.
So, why I am writing this? I write this today as I’d like to share a side of myself with you that I haven’t shared before. Aside from instagram captions and blog post entries I occasionally write poetry. Sometimes the words pour out of me and others I can’t even write a single letter. I’ve never really had the confidence to share my poems before because I’m not a ‘writer’ and worried what people would think. It held me back but now i’m ready to share this new creative outlet with you. Here is one of my poems…
Beyond the horizon
she has a wild heart
beyond the horizon
is where she longs
to feel freedom
can ground her
and make her feel
for only you have discovered
the borders of her soul
Sharing some of my deepest thoughts and feelings really helps me to let it all out. I often forget that it doesn’t have to be so matter of fact, as in, to write about a certain feeling. I can creatively express some of those feelings through poetry and that way it doesn’t have to make sense, the same as our feelings don’t have to make sense.
So, what gives us value?
Your value isn’t measured by what you do or how well you do it. It comes and starts from within. You don’t need validation from others (or a certain qualification in my case) before you feel worthy. You ARE worthy. Remind yourself that you are every single day.
I hope you can make sense of these ramblings. I realised that while I wanted to share something new with you that there was an underlying theme of self worth and value…
Peace & love