I do, I like messy,
honest people

Those who recognize that chaos
often precedes greatness
Those who choose truth
over comfort
Those who value loyalty
over likeability

The people
you surround yourself with
impact you greatly
And this is not just
some fanciful notion
It’s true
We are impacted
through and through
by those we choose
to ally with
By those we choose
to share hearts with

Be relentless
about who you allow
into your inner circle
Be clear
about what matters to you
Be committed
to what you say you stand for
Be intentional
about who you surround yourself with

And have the courage
to be the kind of friend
you crave

It’s our responsibility
to not only be clear
about what we want
but to live in a way
that is congruent
with our values

This might mean
you have less “friends”
And it certainly could result in
some people not wanting
to be around you

You might be called crazy,
intense and perhaps demanding
But I am not so sure
this is a bad thing

I for one
would rather be alone
than insincere
I would rather be messy
than spend my time posturing
I would rather be reliable
than agreeable

So get clear
what matters most to you
And then choose your people
oh so carefully

Be willing to color
well over the lines

Don’t read rule books
based on other people’s rules

Have the self respect
to walk your talk

And always
always stay true to you,
and to what you say
matters to you

I am pretty sure
this is how we create
relationships that are meaningful

I am pretty sure
this is how we create
friendships that are true

I am pretty sure
this is how
we find our people

The people
who we feel
most at home with

For me
it is indeed
the messy
loyal ones

And for you,
who is it for you?

❤ Emily Joy Rosen

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Emily Rosen is the co-owner and CEO of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating where she oversees business development strategies, student affairs, marketing and public relations, and keeps a pulse on the fields of eating psychology and nutrition to ensure the Institute’s position as a leader worldwide. Emily makes things happen. Her passion for health and transformation has provided her the opportunity to speak and present internationally and be at the forefront of a new generation of women leaders committed to making a heartfelt difference in the world. Her tireless work and faithful commitment have touched the lives of millions of fans and followers worldwide.