The void is real and it’s a scary feeling…
Growing up Asian American with immigrant parents is a real thing.
They grind hard to give us the life they didn’t have, and they want us to achieve as much as we can so we can be successful in the world.
And that’s amazing. I am aware of the sacrifices they’ve made and I am grateful for their drive.
I’m super proud of my Korean roots and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
The part where it gets a little tricky is when we learn and internalize beliefs that don’t really serve us.
The belief that you’re never good enough. The belief that achievements are all that matter. The belief that feelings shouldn’t be talked about.
Shame runs through our bones and family secrets run deep.
The problem with holding onto these beliefs is that it holds us back.
It holds us back from speaking up, exploring our creativity, and more.
What happens over time, is that we lose ourselves.
and eventually, we feel the VOID
This is why we have to do the work. We have to spend time with ourselves and get to know ourselves.
We need to learn how to take care of our feelings and needs.
If this is something you need help with, start with the basics. Get your journal out and free-write on the following questions.
Who am I?
What did my parents say about who I am?
What do I love? How do I like spending my time?
What’s dying to be explored and expressed through me?
Where am I out of alignment with who I am and how have I abandoned myself?
This is how we can start to feel whole again. Try it and let me know how it goes <3
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