Nayyirah Waheed, says in her book, nejma, "be easy. take your time. you are coming home. to yourself." She calls this, "the becoming." And like growing can sometimes pain us, becoming, also hurts. Yet, it is so necessary. Nothing grows from a zone of comfort. The very act of being uncomfortable and still flourishing, even despite, is a sign of growth. A sign of BECOMING.
And what better way to start this journey of SELF than with nourishing the largest organ on your SELF: your SKIN.
It is one thing KIN to all of us. Even despite its outwardly color, the vitality of our skin is heavily dependent upon how we care for it. The same way in which you nurture your inner self must align with how you love your outer self.
What you put in is what you'll get out. So, as Nayyirah said, "be easy." Be easy with You. Softer with You. Your body is your temple. You must preserve it for YOU.
YOU are worth it.