The Urban Dictionary defines thrifting as follows: When one visits several different thrift shops, second-hand shops and vintage clothing stores in the hopes of buying several items of cheap and unusual clothing and other items. One usually does this with friends.
Yep, definitely me! I go shopping in search of cheap and unusual clothing. Even in my earlier days shopping at the mall, I wanted things that not everyone would like or wear. I always tried to be different and look differently. Then, I was introduced to thrifting and that was a game changer. Granted, I was extremely late to the thrifting party compared to others, but I’m making up for lost time.
Have you ever found yourself stuck in a rut of complacency? What about feeling trapped in a prison of fear? The mind is a battlefield and it takes internal resolve if you’re going to prevail every single day!
I have encountered almost every negative emotion known to woman and have learned it’s the invisible things we cannot see that smothers us in a bed of defeat. The word prevail is defined as to gain ascendancy through strength, power or influence; to prove more powerful than opposing forces or conquer and overcome. You are stronger than your struggle. You are a victor, not a victim. You are a prize, not a pebble.
I think self-love is one of the strongest types of armour you’ll ever need. It protects you in an emotional battle. It helps you recover from depression, anxieties, addictions, demons; without self-love, it’s almost impossible to go up against an opposition. However, it’s also important to realize that it is unrealistic to expect to always be able to give 100 percent with every relationship, including the one you have with yourself.