Today I thought I’d take the leap into sharing some of my poetry with you.
January is a month where we can be so harsh on ourselves and constantly feel like we are underachieving no matter how much we do.
Expectations and Pause are both poems about this feeling and I hope if you’re feeling the New Year pressure then they put it in perspective that you’re doing great and to not be so harsh on yourself.
Why do put so much pressure on ourselves
And crumble if we haven’t achieved it by twelve
Our expectations of ourselves are far too high
It’s almost like we’re expecting pigs to fly
It feels like a competition of who can achieve the most
But sometimes even having a shower deserves a boast
Our success should be individual and not be compared
But if you don’t achieve 100 things you can still feel the glare
Take a step back and go at your own pace
Stop tripping over your own shoe lace
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Do you ever feel like your life is on pause
As you watch other people curtesy to their applause
Do you ever feel like your heart is beating
Yet everything else has decided to take a back seating
Do you ever feel like people are seizing their dreams
As you sit in pitiful envy as their smile beams
Do you ever feel like everybody else is achieving
Yet a long time ago you gave up even believing
When things get tough
And you call it enough
There’s nothing sadder
Than being the latter
This was a bit more personal than my usual beauty posts but I hope you find some comfort amongst my words. Do let me know if you liked this as I write quite a bit of poetry and would love to share some more if its something you are interested in!