I Have Nothing to Prove

Yea, I said it.

I have nothing to prove.

I was that girl— The girl that was overly concerned with what everyone thought about me. I had to be right. It was important that I made sense to you. It was also important that you understood me and was on my side. I had to have the last word. In a perfect world, that’s ideal. This ain’t a perfect world.

A few years ago, I learned, everyone I love will not have the emotional capacity to reciprocate. I began holding space for grief + gratitude. Grieve what was or what I wanted and be grateful for what is. This lesson was a game changer. It changed the way that I began showing up in my relationships.

I AM holding space for grief + gratitude.
Everyone I love will not have the emotional capacity to reciprocate.
— ShaBree Ewusi

It led me to a deeper place of understanding and self-love. I learned that I AM enough! Everybody won’t be your people — and everybody aren’t my people either!

Three things that helped me realized that I have nothing to prove are:

  1. Mindset - I had to make sure my mind was right. A clear mind is a clear heart.

  2. Intention - Before doing anything I began checking my “why” for doing it.

  3. Clarity - I began getting clear on things before I started doing or saying them.

Today I can confidently say, “I AM enough because I have nothing to prove.”

I AM Enough!
I have nothing to prove.
— ShaBree Ewusi
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