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 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Alexis Rose
    Feb 20, 2017 @ 15:02:28

    Thank You for reblogging this post! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  2. PatchworkKat
    Feb 20, 2017 @ 13:30:22

    Reblogged this on The Patchwork Diaries.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Alexis Rose
    Feb 18, 2017 @ 12:58:02

    Thank You! πŸ€—


  4. Alexis Rose
    Feb 18, 2017 @ 12:57:38

    Thank You!


  5. emergingfromthedarknight
    Feb 18, 2017 @ 07:44:58

    Great Post i am not sure self doubt ever fully goes away..its so powerful to acknowledge your vulnerabilities..just lovely 🌱

    Liked by 2 people

  6. wizzymedpower
    Feb 18, 2017 @ 06:20:01

    Thanks for your inspiring words!! You will succeed!!

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Malini
    Feb 17, 2017 @ 02:53:04

    You are welcome. Thanks a lot for considering 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Alexis Rose
    Feb 17, 2017 @ 00:16:47

    Yeah, it helped me find my truth. You are absolutely doing the right thing by not forcing it. It will come when its supposed to. One day you will be compelled to write. Its good to take good self care.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. TheOriginalPhoenix
    Feb 17, 2017 @ 00:14:11

    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.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Alexis Rose
    Feb 17, 2017 @ 00:10:18

    I agree. I have loved downloading, reading and giving a great review on Amazon from our little blogging community. Write your book so we can support you too! πŸ’•

    Liked by 1 person

  11. TheOriginalPhoenix
    Feb 17, 2017 @ 00:07:37

    I think I will πŸ™‚ it just makes me happy to be able to support a smaller author for once. Microinfluencers are where it’s at!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Alexis Rose
    Feb 17, 2017 @ 00:05:46

    Thats wonderful! Thank You. I hope you like Untangled. πŸ€—


  13. TheOriginalPhoenix
    Feb 17, 2017 @ 00:04:22

    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!)

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Alexis Rose
    Feb 17, 2017 @ 00:03:07

    Thank You!


  15. TheOriginalPhoenix
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 23:46:35

    Ah I see. It’s very well written!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Alexis Rose
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 23:29:22

    No, its something that came to me at 5 am after a very vulnerable couple of weeks.


  17. TheOriginalPhoenix
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 22:44:44

    Is this an actual excerpt taken from your book?

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Alexis Rose
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 22:12:09

    Yes, we are Mrs Poppet! πŸ˜ƒβ€πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ€—β€

    Liked by 1 person

  19. summerSHINES
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 20:43:23

    I feel more vulnerable. I really do. Its difficult to manage isn’t it…but we’re doing well Mrs 😊 πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Alexis Rose
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 20:41:29

    Yes, I always need to reevaluate after each opportunity so I can stay relatively grounded and keep the feelings of vulnerability in check. Im super proud of all your opportunities this week!!

    Liked by 1 person

  21. summerSHINES
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 20:05:38

    I have those for tea at the moment too πŸ˜πŸ˜‚ It’s because we’re untangling ourselves and stepping into the media world I reckon πŸ˜˜πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  22. Alexis Rose
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 19:27:14



  23. Ms. SG41
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 19:26:52

    Me too. It was beautifully written and very inspiring. We all get that knock from time to time. It takes a strong person to acknowledge and let it go. xoxox

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Rayne
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 19:23:34


    Liked by 1 person

  25. Alexis Rose
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 19:23:24

    Thank You. I have to admit, I thought twice about hitting publish this morning. Im glad I went for it. πŸ€—

    Liked by 2 people

  26. Alexis Rose
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 19:22:19

    Thank You, Rayne. I really appreciate that. β€πŸ€—

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Alexis Rose
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 19:20:43

    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€—

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Ms. SG41
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 19:18:00

    That’s a fantasic post. I love it.

    Liked by 2 people

  29. Rayne
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 18:54:45

    Oh, I love this! So inspiring! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

  30. Malini
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 17:59:06

    I have nominated you for Blogger Recognition Award. I love your blog and writing. I thought you deserve this award. I hope you will accept this award. Please see my post for more information.

    Liked by 2 people

  31. Alexis Rose
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 16:56:52

    LOL, yes me too. A total bore indeed! πŸ’•

    Liked by 1 person

  32. jacquelineobyikocha
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 16:43:49

    I am glad you showed him the door after his boring chat πŸ˜‰

    Liked by 2 people

  33. Alexis Rose
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 15:34:47

    Thank You so much for reblogging this on your site. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  34. strengthinsilverlinings
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 15:25:00

    Reblogged this on raesofsunshine.

    Liked by 2 people

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