I’ll Tell You a Story….

Once upon a time there was a girl who learned to stay incredibly dim and small. Who learned whispers were her language and she’d better fit in rather than stand out. Excelling was bad and hurtful to others. Contort yourself to make others comfortable and happy. Have needs or preferences? Deny them all day long.

Then one day that same girl spent several years remembering that the key to her own freedom was only and always within her own hand. So she ended a marriage, released  all kinds of relationships and set out on a journey she wouldn’t have ever planned.

That girl remembered power doesn’t initiate from without but from within. She dug so deep that she found wisdom, insight and alignment beyond anything she’d ever dreamed.

She found herself connected with people who make her laugh with a look, hug and have her back as fiercely as she has theirs, communicate without words and cry as easily as we laugh together. Moments of purity, connection and brilliance beyond anything ever before experienced.

That same girl spent today blasting music (not sorry to any drivers near me all day long), embracing her own gifts, leaps of faith and all around being herself. She is me and I am her. Terrifying myself no longer intimidates me. I do it routinely and today was the culmination of a long journey. As well as the beginning of a new journey a long time coming.

I now own two businesses. One is aligned with expertise I’ve earned for fifteen years (real estate). One is aligned with my soul’s passion and gifts (writing).

Today I received the official beginning of Between the Lines LLC. I am floating on air, ecstatic beyond belief and so damn joyful. After years of saying “I don’t know what but not this” I’m finally and completely saying THIS!!!!. Fuck YES. This.

Between the Lines LLC is mine and I’ve started a new blog. If you enjoy my writing and would like to follow me there, let’s go! Onward and upward.

Copyright©2019 by Diane McDermott, All Rights Reserved, “I’ll Tell You a Story….”

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Reflections and Witnessing Change

Give me a time of year, and I’ll be able to recall memories and where I was at any given time. Having an excellent memory is a double edged sword but there’s still much potential in reflection.

At this time four years ago, my marriage was rapidly disintegrating. Immense darkness, emotions, turmoil and uncertainty were about to descend and I couldn’t have imagined the brilliance of light beyond all of that mess.

At this time two years ago, I was rapidly approaching the end of divorce. The end of a fifteen month fifteen day process that technically ended in March but January and February involved a lot of loose ends finally being knotted. The end of what felt like endless limbo.

Today, I’m jumping into yet another new business. The difference is that it feels SO different and light that I can no longer deny it. I just completed an update to my Business Sorority membership and the most beautiful part was owning that it’s mine alone and not at all tied to anyone else.

I’m a writer. Have been all my life and I’ve spent decades denying it. I work with words and they work through me.

Reflecting on everything, the absolute best people situations and connections are easy and effortless. They feel so damn FUN.

That’s the current and ongoing benchmark – does it feel fun?

The more I allow myself to feel and intuitively give in to what just feels right, the more magic surrounds me.

Four years ago I was deeply in survival mode. Two years ago I was still stunned and finding my foundation. Today, I am surrounded by and am continuing to embrace magic in more moments than I ever dreamed possible.

The really cool part is that there are people who’ve been with me through this entire journey and new people I never dreamed could actually exist.

I’m so proud of how far I’ve come and give myself immense credit for alllllll of the work I’ve done. It hasn’t ever been easy but it’s always been worth it. As am I.

I did a new vision board for the first time since early 2017.The contrast between the two hit me really hard…I am not that girl and she’s no longer me. For that I’m so grateful.

Reflection can bring brilliant awareness of just how far I’ve come these past years. As well as the opportunity to embrace new opportunities and unapologetically shine even brighter than ever before. Onward. And stay tuned for more on my writing, LOTS is unfolding behind the scenes right now.

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