Fuckin’ Trolls

I was totally just minding my own biz.
Bumpin’ some Pandora.
Doing a bit of work.
Thinking about you. Yes, you. (More on that in a min.)
 
And then BOOM.
“True Colors” from the Trolls soundtrack comes on.
Fuckin’ Trolls. (Hey, JT, haaaaaaay!!)
 
And I really started listening to the lyrics. Like, really listening.
More than I ever listened before… even with Cyndi’s version.
 
You with the sad eyes
Don’t be discouraged, oh I realize
It’s hard to take courage
In a world full of people
You can lose sight of it all
The darkness inside you
Can make you feel so small
Fuck.
I mean… HELLO! This is how we all feel from time to time, amiright!?
 
The darkness inside you
Can make you feel so small
No.
Shit.
 
And I see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that’s why I love you
So don’t be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful
 
At the time this blasted my speakers, I was penning a note to you.
And I started thinking about the whole concept of this song and I started getting pissed.
 
To really show our “true colors”.
 
In a world where we constantly feel…
Not pretty enough.
Not thin enough.
Not witty enough.
Not extroverted enough.
Not successful enough.
Not articulate enough.
Not enough degrees.
Not enough money.
NOT. FUCKING. ENOUGH.
 
So we wear these ridiculous masks.
Molding and contorting who we are. Trying to please everyone.
Lying about how we *really* feel.
Not speaking up to your boss.
Not speaking up to your over-bearing step-mom.
Drowning in a sea of guilt.
And you end up looking around thinking, is this really all there is?
 
Listen to me, Love.
You just need to “unlearn” the bullshit that told you to lie about who you are.
To hide your true colors.
Things like saying to “yes” to shit you really don’t want to do. Worrying about whateveryone else thinks. Feeling “not enough”. Control. Guilt. People-pleasing.
“OMG! I love being a people-pleasing perfectionist!” ~ Said No One. EVER.
 
In less than a week’s time I will be taking a small army of badasses on an epic journey to let their freak flag True Colors Flag fly. And there is still time to join us.
 
Say Hello to being a boundaried warrior.
 
Get ready to engage in convos with your 
fam that leave you feeling P R O U D.
 
Get prepared to feel ENOUGH.
Say Hello to showing your True-mutha-fuckin-Colors.
 
And feeling goooooood about it.
Get excited.
Everything, and I mean everyTHANG, is about to change.
 
 
To True Colors,
Amy