Let yourself bloom.
Hiding away and not letting the world see the real you. How you really feel. Like a flower hidden behind a bush, not reaching for the sun but hiding.
Your smile is your armour rather than showing true joy. You deserve more.
I was like that. I used my smile like a shield. Not showing how I really felt. Not really experiencing much happiness. Hiding the real me, even from myself. Telling myself that work was everything, that someday I would live how I wanted to live.
Decide to be happy.
One day I made a decision to start doing things that made me happy. Not to wait until that far off time when life was going to be perfect, but now.
I went out and did the activities I wanted to do, saw sites and had experiences.
Started living, rather than existing,
That was when I started to bloom. People made comments about how great I looked, had I lost weight, at that point, no. But the more I started living the life I wanted to live the happier I was and the weight started to come off.
I was not the flower hiding beside the bushes scared of the sun, but a flower reaching for the sun.
What can you do today to start living your life how you want to?