The Art of Putting Yourself First

Girls who are both soft and strong hide their feelings. They don’t want anyone else to see them sad, because they don’t want that sadness to spread. They want to be a beacon of happiness for everyone in their life. The person who makes the world laugh. No matter how many hardships they go through, they always find a way to persist. Their pain has toughened them. It has turned them into the warriors they are today. Girls who are both soft and strong think more than they speak. Instead of admitting when something is bothering them, they search inward for answers. Sometimes even the people who are closest to them don’t realise how much pain they’re in, how badly they’ve been hurting because they cope in silence. They pick their battles because they don’t want to lose the family and friends who mean the most to them. They don’t want to start a fight over something silly. Girls who are both soft and strong are the advice-givers of their friend group. They’re the ones who answer 2 AM phone calls and listen to sob stories. They’re the ones who sympathise with what their loved ones are going through, but always give pep talks to empower them, to remind them of their intrinsic worth. Girls who are both soft and strong are confident on the outside and insecure on the inside. They act like they have their life together, even though they spend their nights questioning whether they’re going down the right path. Girls who are both soft and strong are sentimentalists. They keep boxes of memories in their closets and spend most nights thinking about how much they miss the people who used to be close to them. But they also appreciate the present. They’re proud of how far they’ve come and the person that life has carved them into. They’re happy with where they are and are excited to see what the future will hold. Girls who are both soft and strong make the best friends, the best sisters, and daughters, the best girlfriends. They’re the kind of people anyone would be lucky to have in their life.

You’re going to realise it one day — that happiness was never about your job, or your degree, or being in a relationship. Happiness was never about following in the footsteps of all of those who came before you, it was never about being like the others. One day, you’re going to see it — that happiness was always about the discovery, the hope, the listening to your heart and following it wherever it chose to go. Happiness was always about being kinder to yourself, it was always about embracing the person you were becoming. One day, you will understand. That happiness was always about learning how to live with yourself, that your happiness was never in the hands of others. It was always about you. It was always about you.

A friendly reminder from our Founder & CEO, Felicia Vundla to stop suppressing your emotions and start putting yourself first.

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