Do you ever wonder how different life would be if we lived in a society free of labels? I’m not talking food labels.
We classify, categorize & label everything & everyone, from people with illnesses & diseases, to body types, shapes & sizes, & degree of intelligence & education. We label foods as inherently good, safe & bad and we label diets & trends.
We label so much that we get trapped by labels & let them fundamentally affect how we perceive objects, others & more importantly, ourselves. Not only does it affect our perceptions, but it also constrains people & objects into little boxes, which offer just one adjective.
But we ARE SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT.
Why can’t we just let things be as they truly are?
Why can’t we just be open-minded & let one another perceive things as we genuinely see them & not as we’re taught to see them?
I’m not just the girl who was anorexic.
I’m not just the girl who has anxiety.
I’m not just the girl who got divorced.
I’m not just the girl with a passion for health & fitness.
I’m not just the future holistic nutritionist.
I’m not just a food blogger.
I’m not just a lawyer.
I’m not just the girl with dark brown hair.
I’m so much more than just that one word or label.
In a world that teaches you to do the opposite, don’t let yourself be constrained or limited to fitting or filling one or all of the roles or phrases you’ve been given.
BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE RIGHT NOW.
STRIVE FOR WHO & WHAT YOU WANT TO BE TOMORROW.
& GROW FROM WHO YOU WERE YESTERDAY.
For a long time, I let my eating disorder & anxiety define me.
I lost my self-worth because I felt I had no identity without those things, when really, I just had to let go of the labels & be who I wanted to be.
The girl who had an ED, who has anxiety but who lives a happy & healthy life nonetheless. I waited longer than I should’ve to pursue my passion for health & nutrition cause I was the girl who was a lawyer.
But today, I know I can be the lawyer, future holistic nutritionist, the girl with anxiety & the girl who had an ED & a million other things all at once because I’m more than just a label. AND SO ARE YOU.