As a recovering people pleaser and validation seeker, I understand the significance of someone agreeing with you, encouraging you, giving you permission... So if you don't have someone actively and vocally supporting you, I'm here to say:
I give you permission to be happy, despite everyone telling you what could go wrong.
I give you permission to be sad, despite everyone telling you it will be fine and you should be grateful for what you have.
I give you permission to be excited about something seemingly impossible, despite the obstacles you might face.
I give you permission to be upset with God's timing sometimes, despite having a million other blessings.
I give you permission to continue to be hopeful, despite mistakes, failures, and setbacks.
I give you permission to figure out life on your own terms, despite society, culture, tradition telling you what is acceptable.
I give you permission to be proud of your accomplishments, your progress, no matter how big or small, despite feeling like you're bragging.
I give you permission to prioritize yourself, your family, your mental health, despite the possibility of disappointing people.
I give you permission to be Angry, Overwhelmed, Anxious, Nervous, and feel all your feelings, despite them being uncomfortable or making others feel uncomfortable.
I give you permission to be grateful for everything you have and exactly where you are, despite it not being exactly where you want to be.
DM me if you need permission for anything more specifically 😅 (short of anything too terrible or illegal 🙃)