Ready to try the door number two?

by Jaclyn McCabe April 28, 2023

On the journey to total self-acceptance, we often find ourselves on a threshold of choice. The coping mechanisms we relied on our entire lives feel like the only option. So we are tempted to walk through that same door we've walked through a million times, believing there's no other door to walk through. Sometimes we even expect to get different results.  But what if the key to happiness, peace, and freedom from what others think of me—total self-acceptance—is actually walking through door number two?I spent a lot of my life walking through door number one. My inner mean girl had me trapped in a not-so-fun house of illusions that following the "rules" and not taking up any space was the only way to be. But in truth, it only led to feelings of shame, resentment, and self-loathing. Finding myself at a threshold, would I once again set all my needs aside to make someone else happy, or could I act as if I had worth?About to lose myself again by walking through the only door I knew, a wise woman friend offered me a choice. "Do you want to continue that cycle, or would you like to try your hand at freedom?" I was equally terrified and intrigued. Then she upped the ante, "You know how the story ends if you walk through door number one, but can you lean on some faith and try door number two just this one time?" I took a deep breath, mustered up every ounce of faith  I had, and walked through the other door—my inner mean girl flailing in an attempt to keep me safe. And albeit scary AF, I discovered more about myself and experienced what self-worth felt like. Since then, I've spent the last decade or so continuing to pick door number two and have yet to regret it. Because even if the second door didn't lead to exactly what I wanted, it always led to me feeling better about myself. And eventually, it leads to a freer life that only comes with total self-acceptance.

Are you ready to take the next brave step and try to change your patterns? If so, sign up for one of my Total Self-Acceptance sessions today. These sessions are designed to uncover the deeper patterns that may keep you stuck in the not-so-fun house of self-loathing. I only have a few spots left this month; claim yours today. ♡




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