It was my first time speaking today in a year. I avoided performances and said no to doing them this whole year because I thought to myself, how can I help people when I’m broken myself right now.
Then I remembered what a friend had once told me, “it’s cool to talk about something you’ve gone through in the past, but it’s even cooler to talk about something your going through right now. Now that, is courage.” I realized today, that broken people, help broken people. For so long, I thought that people wanted to see an image of me that was perfect. Instagram worthy. This year I got caught up in feeling I needed to prove something. That I needed to show everyone that I’m good enough or worthy enough. That I’m put together enough to be someone others look up to.
But I realized that people love and respect you more for sharing what your going through right now at this very moment and being vulnerable about your feelings not after you went through it, but when you’re going through it. And that might be the greatest lesson I’ve learned in a while.
If you’re reading this, know, you are so worthy ❤️ and no one, not one person can decide your not.
Onamia, you were so lovely. My goal was to touch your life, but you touched mine. Thank you for reminding me what my life is all about. We shared tears, laughter and so much love. You were so big we had to do two shows and get multiple pictures! Today was life changing. Thank you God, for giving me opportunities like this. Thank you God, for showing me and every one else we are worthy. ❤️ #saphirescourage #mentalhealth #nami #motivationalspeaker #musician #nashville #minnesota #antibullying #courage #speak #kind #sayyestoyourself #faith #blessed #thankful