Repeat after me: Fear will not take away my power, but holding on to my power can take away my fear.
I’m not saying that we don’t all experience anxiety to some degree. We do. But we don’t need to crumble beneath it. There are strategies we can use to manage the symptoms, and we don’t have to sell ourselves out or sell ourselves short—ever.
You stand in your power. You command your worth. You walk down the street with your head held high, because regardless of fear, you are worthy of your place in the world.
I want you to feel that, but you gotta start believing it first.
Illustration by Emmy Smith.