These are some of the things I heard repeatedly growing up:
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“You’re too sensitive”
“You’re very shy”
“You don’t speak much, do you?”
“You’re way too emotional”
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I was consistently the kid who felt EVERYTHING.
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I knew things the ‘adults’ around me didn’t.
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I could read someone within a few seconds (still can) and I would know if they were trouble or not.
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I was always observing, listening and watching.
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I was highly empathic and always nurtured the other kids. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I needed a LOT of alone time (nothing has changed!)
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As I grew up into a teenager I masked my sensitivity, emotions and spirituality and instead I tried anything to fit in.
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I battled with anxiety and depression, but on the surface I was ‘fine’.
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I hid and stuffed down all the parts of me that were my true self.
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I kept feeding the label that I was ‘shy’.
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And it wasn’t until I started my own business and personal development journey that I really started to unpack all the bullshit labels I was holding onto.
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I started to see that ACTUALLY my shyness was just the outcome of me not being fully ME…and the more I give myself permission to be ALL OF ME, that anxiety has faded big time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I realised ACTUALLY my sensitivity is my fucking SUPERPOWER.
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I realised ACTUALLY being an observer, empath and listener is a huge STRENGTH in my soul work.
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I realised ACTUALLY being emotional AF is my way of navigating life and I fully embrace #allthefeels because there is always growth and lessons inside.
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I realised ACTUALLY I am a fucking LEADER and here to empower and inspire others to rise up too.
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And you know what else I realised loves?
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I realised that people can call you names, label you and say things to you all your life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But only YOU get to decide who you really ARE.
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And when you say yes to soul and go ALL IN on who you came here to be – that’s when your past pain becomes your POWER.

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Jenna xo

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