Based in Cleveland, oh, this blog is ran by Akira. the purpose of this blog is to encourage, inspire, and show that you aren't alone living this crazy thing called life!❤️

I refuse to suffocate for you.

So since today has been one of THOSE days and my night owl-ness (yes, I made up a word) is in full effect and I can't sleep, I figured I'd get on IG. As I'm scrolling through and seeing everyone either out kicking it or trying to sell me a waist trainer, I come across this post:

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As I read it over again, all I could do was laugh to myself. THIS IS SO ME LOL!!! 

Well... It's so me now. It hasn't always been. 

I've had people ask me why I'm so aggressive or why I can go from 0 to 100 and I always have to explain that:

1. I'm not aggressive, I'm passionate

and

2. I used to take so much off of people because I was afraid to speak up for myself, so now, if I even think you're trying to come for me, I have to get you together (in the most polite, Christian way possible 😉)

 

Now don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with being aggressive, but that label gets old, especially when the only reason your saying it is because I'm not meek or demure.

I tend to be very direct when I speak and I don't shy away from confrontation. I think those are qualities that aren't always looked upon favorably, especially when a woman possesses them, but I've fought too hard to find my voice to throw it away because it makes YOU uncomfortable.

This is why this post resonates with me. I have to live and speak my truth at all times (with wisdom). My truth is rooted and directed by God, so I'm confident when I speak. My truth isn't popular and it tends to go against the grain, but it's MINE!

 

I encourage you to find your voice. Find your truth. Don't suffocate for the sake of others. You never know who your words are giving life to. 

"You don't look like you know too much."........

So, funny thing...