Affirmation: "Just keep trying, experimenting, exploring…."

13.png

Written & Read by Dear Black Woman Julie, Michigan

Dear J,

I know lately you feel like you've been doing everything wrong and if not that, then nothing worthwhile at all. Why is your confidence so low? Why is your anxiety so high? You have your reasons, but you know what you gotta do to make it better.

The basics: your exercise, your self care writing, your social supports. Some of those have waned a bit because you've had some big changes in your life and that's ok. Big changes do that to you even when you're not expecting it to translate that way on your heart. Be strong. You come from a long line of strong women. Your mama always told you so. And now you've got some things to keep you feeling afloat, contributing, purposeful. These things take time.

Just keep trying, experimenting, exploring. I believe in you. You have heart and energy. They just need to find their outlets.


Just keep trying, experimenting, exploring. I believe in you. You have heart and energy. They just need to find their outlets.
— Julie Cruz, a Dear Black Woman