Do You Ever Hear That Voice?

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  1. Reblogged this on soulfoodwords and commented:
    Insecurities are a constant in my life right now. Maybe I need new eye liner to go with my super woman cape…

  2. I really needed this right now… I’ve been fighting off the same thoughts over the past few weeks and finding it hard to push them out of my mind. I look in the mirror and see my imperfections. I need to work on improving my confidence and inner strength. Maybe this shall be my goal this summer.

  3. I love this post! I so needed to hear this right now. Thank you!

  4. magnumsmom says:

    Thanks, I have to work today on my own, no flotation device (I’ve been in training with a co-worker). My inner voice says ‘You are going to fail and disappoint many people’, instead Lisa’s voice is going with me saying ‘You’re good enough, you are smart enough’. Might even take some M & M’s with me. 🙂

  5. cathmae says:

    “You is smart. You is kind. You is important.” 🙂

  6. gemmautting says:

    Dear Lisa – In all honesty, I’ve been waiting for this. Not that snitty inner voice stuff – (totally tell her to shove off) but the “bigger game” piece. You started this blog to wrestle some astoundingly tough past issues to the ground, tame them into submission, stare them in the eye ball, show ‘em who’s boss. You’ve done all that now – right?
    So there is this sort of “now what?” energy that has been pepping along under the surface. I think I first noticed it with your blog about taking the 8th graders for a night in the aquarium. I dunno know – something deliciously symbolic about doing into the deep… with kids. Both soul and new life – terrific! So now here you are – coming in a spiral back to who you were before all these tough issues, only of course you are no longer you. You are you + these pains and triumphs.
    I’m excited to come along with you as you clarify what these bigger posts and aspirations will be. Yea for you!
    Warmly, Gemma

    • You are so right on! I was driven by such a strong momentum last year that I never had to question what to do next. I knew what I wanted (okay, needed:) ) to do and I reacted to the reactions. Now, that initial powerful drive has subsided (a good thing!) and I can be deliberate.

      BTW, I am impressed with how astute you are:) You pretty much nailed it as to the timing of these questions!

  7. blogventer says:

    Man, it’s gotta be tough to be a teacher! As a parent I’m burned out by the end of summer — after just 3 months — and ready for back-to-school. This has got to be a rough transition-time for you.

    But I’m glad you did this post. It’s good for me to see that someone who totally has her shit together, after having walked through the fires of Hell, still has these times of self-doubt. Self-doubt is the place where I live these days (“Maybe I’ll never be good enough/pretty enough/desirable enough/savvy enough/etc –> maybe I’m lesser than everyone else –> maybe I’m inherently unloveable.”) It’s a struggle to banish those voices and still TRY. Thank you for being so vulnerable with this post.

  8. I’m starting to think this is a virus. For some reason it was so much easier to run when I wanted my husband to be proud of me. He was worth the effort but somehow I am not.

  9. That voice of self-doubt still sounds like my ex’s. He always expressed his doubts about my plans and ideas. He didn’t encourage me. He didn’t try to make me feel secure in my ambitions. But I supported him in his. I’ve realized that I never doubted myself before I was with him. I wanted to model and I started. I wanted to work in a casino as a security officer, so I did it. I always felt like I could do whatever I wanted or at least make an attempt. Now, I feel like everything I do will fail. I feel like a failure. And it’s because I allowed him to make me feel less than everyone else.

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