“I knew that if I allowed fear to overtake me, my journey was doomed. Fear, to a great extent is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I choose to tell myself a different story. I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. Nothing could vanquish me.” – Cheryl Strayed
For the longest time I didn’t trust my own brilliance. I hid parts of myself in an attempt to be loved + accepted. I strived to be perfect because I feared that if I wasn’t I wouldn’t be worthy.
I spent years trying to please other people because I didn’t want to disappoint anyone. Far too many times I said yes, when I wanted to say no. I spent most of my life proving my independence to earn my place in the world.
And In the midst of living life simply to “look good”, prove, fit in, and appeal to what was expected of me, I forgot who I was at my core. I veered off my path. I stopped listening to my heart + soul.
I ignored the voice. I buried it beneath so-called logic. Until I just couldn’t ignore it anymore.
I gave myself permission to be the one who decided what’s best for me.
Today, I own who I am. I trust my own worthiness. I no longer hold back or stand still for someone else’s comfort.
And I’ve made it my mission to help others recognize + overcome all that’s holding them back from living the life they were born to live.