Self-doubt, is that you knocking? Come in for tea!

A rare, but familiar knock on my self-esteems door.

Come in for tea, Self-doubt and tell me what you think of me.

Self-doubt sips it’s tea and begins to play the old tapes, the drone of familiar chants.

You’re not good enough, not worthy, not well enough, smart enough, you’re a poser.

The fear and rejection hangs in the air between us as it tells me all the reasons

I shouldn’t try or that I should give up.

I listen, with respect, compassion, and a loving ear because I know

Self-doubt wouldn’t come uninvited.

When I’ve heard enough, I thank Self-doubt for the visitΒ and say we’re done with tea.

I show it out the door, shake it off, take a deep breath and

reset my sails into the wind, as Self-doubt fades onto a distant shore.

I may hear this rare, but familiar knock on my door again, and if I do

I’ll invite it in for a cup of tea and listen with a loving compassionate ear.


Β©Alexis Rose, image: pexels


Thank you for reading my memoir, Untangled, A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph



34 thoughts on “Self-doubt, is that you knocking? Come in for tea!

  1. TheOriginalPhoenix

    Gah my book is so bare bones right now I can’t guarantee anything. But I want to make it happen because there’s an answer I’m searching for and I think writing the book will help me find it.

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  2. TheOriginalPhoenix

    You’re welcome! (BTW I just bought your book for my Kindle. Finally saved up enough. I kind of want to write a book review for it when I’m done!)

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  3. Thank You so much for the nomination Malini! I appreciate your kind words and this nomination so much. Im notoriously bad at follow through on these nominations but will do my best to follow through on the post. Thank You so much! Have a wonderful day! πŸ€—

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