Storyteller and activist Sophia Bush tweeted a simple phrase a few years ago:
"You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously."
This hit me with such power. I realized when I read it that I often see myself in black and white terms. I am either going good or doing poorly.
But this allows us to believe that we can still be magnificent while we are imperfect.
I LOVE THAT!
I love that I can struggle and still be stupendous, that I can make mistakes and still be magnificent.
I love the visual that we are masterpieces AND works in progress.
This is my new mantra. I will memorize it. I will cross-stitch it on a pillow.
I will believe it.