LeAnn Rimes Explains Feeling ‘Like She’s Free Falling Into a Deep Dark Hole’

by Keeli Parkey

LeAnn Rimes is speaking out about her personal life and the emotional growth process she is experiencing. The 38-year-old country music star penned a poignant and honest post on her personal website.

“It’s ok to not be liked. It’s ok to not be Loved,” the singer writes. “This is my mantra these days. In fact, it’s more than ok, it’s freaking fantastic because it means I’m no longer in the throws of people pleasing.”

The pressure of feeling liked by so many has also taken its toll on the singer.

“As someone whose whole livelihood has been based upon the outside world liking me or not, this concept is one that has been a process to digest and expand into, and one I have to remind myself of on the regular, especially when I am stretching past my comfort zone and birthing vulnerable shit into this world,” she says.

LeAnn Rimes goes on to write: “I’ve been pondering this because I’m not comfortable in most places in my life, these days especially. I feel like I’m standing on the edge of that so called “comfort zone” about to fall off the ledge at all times. Even more accurately put… I feel like I’m free falling into a deep dark hole with no end in sight! And I’m feeling ALL THE THINGS! It’s terrifying, exhilarating, fulfilling, life affirming… I feel ALIVE!”

Rimes also says that she has found comfort in being honest with herself.

“The TRUE safety then lies in knowing that I am being my most vulnerable, authentic self and the truth of that becomes my safe haven,” she writes. “The safety lies in no longer abandoning ourselves! Maybe the only true ‘comfort zone’ is getting comfortable navigating discomfort? Otherwise that thing we call a comfort zone is really death and stagnation. …”

Previously, Rimes thanked followers for their support after she revealed she struggles with psoriasis.