What Would Life Look Like If You Dropped the Labels?

Right now, everything about you that someone tells you is not normal…

Is NORMAL…

It’s your normal…

It’s what makes you unique…

But society likes to teach us otherwise…

That if we don’t fit into the ‘normal’ mould, there’s something wrong with us…

What THAT basically means is if we don’t fit into the ‘mould’ that fits someone else’s ideals and expectations there’s something wrong with us…

Booooo Hoooo to them!!

What if you took what someone else says is a ‘problem’ and just went, ‘Meh…that’s just who I am…’?

For the past few years I’ve been trying to set up businesses that required me to have clients and work one on one…

They never really took off…

Why? Because I can’t stand working with people one on one…

So I stopped doing it…

Some people thought that was weird…

Incidentally, those people didn’t mind working one on one…

So, for a while there I was thinking there was something wrong with me…

Wearing a label, loud and proud…

When the truth of the matter is, if that’s not me, so what?!

Tune in and find what truly stimulates your soul…

So, I went back to the stage and I love it…

When I was really sick with stage four endometriosis for 18 years, I wore that label loud and proud, too…

Until I realised it took more work to be sick than to be well…

Once I surrendered to that and dropped the label, everything fell into place and my body healed…

I’m not a morning person…

I’m told that’s weird…

But, meh! That’s just who I am…

I love being awake at the artists’ hour of 3am…

I seriously love it!

No need for any labels just because someone else prefers to get up at the crack of dawn and that’s how most people have been programmed to live their working life…

The problem with these labels that are put on people is that they quite often start to define that person’s beliefs and becomes their security blanket…

They become their safe space and their excuses machine…

When all it means is that someone else has told you to stop listening to your soul because their ideals and beliefs are different…

And because they believe that what they believe is right for them, they believe it’s right for you, too…

And to believe otherwise is just being foolish!!

Like I’m an artist and my Dad’s an academic…

He’s not going to believe there’s a future in the arts and yet that’s all that flows through my veins…

I see no future in going to school to study for something that’s going to bore me shitless…

I see no future in that…

So for an academic to put a label on an artist (and vice versa) is just senseless…

But people do and that’s what holds so many people back from living their true life, especially when a parent believes one thing and a child feels another…

I have a question for you if you feel like you’re being judged and labelled by others…

What benefit are you getting by living behind the label?

That’s the question that changed my life…

When I was asked if I liked being sick, the moment I realised I loved being sick and all of the perceived ‘benefits’ that went with it, I was able to let it go and my body began to heal…

No responsibility, I didn’t have to commit to anything, I always had a reason not to do something…

I didn’t have to step out of my comfort zone OR stand on my own two feet…

There was a lot of benefit to living with a label…it was my safety net…

Because I also had a fear of being well…

I was also expecting my Dad to make me happy…

No one else is responsible for your happiness and he’s not responsible for mine…

Once I made peace with that, found forgiveness and found my inner strength, the weight lifted…

It was like a truckload of weight was lifted from my shoulders…

Emotional shit I’d been carrying around for 39 years…finally let go…

Once I realised that I had the strength within me all along to find a new perspective, I didn’t need him to do anything and that I didn’t need that safety net of the labels, my life began to heal…

It’s been a consistent journey of self discovery over the past nine years since then, but the rewards are now starting to show…

I now know that it’s safe to be well and it’s safe to live without the labels…

It’s also safe to be true to MY soul without the need to please anyone else…

It’s so Goddam freeing to live without the labels and to have an abundant quality of life JUST BEING YOU!!!

Regardless of what anyone else thinks…

Drop the labels and stop living a life that’s not YOU!! Acceptance, self love and surrender are key…

What labels are you living with? What are they covering up? What does your soul need to drop the labels?

Kathryn x

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