I used to have a charming personal mantra that went like this: I am the worst.
It was like an affirmation, except the opposite.
As far as I could tell, everyone else was pretty much okay and I was kind of a mess, so everyone else was better, and I was the worst. This is basically a mathematical law. Or at least logic.
If you’ve ever felt the pressure to measure up, get it together, and be something you’re not, you know that when you’re chasing after perfection, you end up hiding behind your own armor, pretending at your own life, and keeping yourself small and invisible.
But what if you are the way you are—as my friend Jessica says—for a damn good reason? What if being kind of a mess is just what it means to be human?
What if the simplest, truest version of ourselves was never meant to be perfect?
Because when you follow a map that’s supposed to lead to you miraculously having it all together all the time, eventually you’re going to discover the truth: that is a road to nowhere.
This is a book about what comes next.
This is your invitation to make life simpler by giving yourself permission to let go of who you think you’re supposed to be, and become who you really are. (Figuring that out is kind of the best.)
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Melissa Camara Wilkins is an award-winning blogger, author, speaker, mom of six, and host of an online community that explores what it means to live more truly awake, more truly alive, and more truly yourself.
She has given thousands of people permission to be who they really are through live events, online courses, books, and workshops.