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.
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