When I first started on this journey into personal growth, I had no idea that my life would change so much. I just knew that I had to make a change or I was going to literally drown in my misery.
It all began when I started looking into personal growth. The more I read, the more I wanted to change my life. I didn’t want to lurk through life, staying in my safety zone. I wanted to burst out of my own skin and become the person I wanted to be.
The only problem with that is that I was afraid of what people would say about me. Hardly anyone knew my history and no one knew everything because it was just too hard to deal with. I had so many bad memories of people who had bullied me, hurt me in some way, and all the people who just pretended to love me until they didn’t need me anymore. I just kept everything to myself and pretended to be the happy go lucky girl that everyone knew me to be, but that was exhausting and after doing that for so long, it was just too much. Kind of like a slow leak in your tires. It’s slowly going down and then it blows out on the highway? You ever feel like that? I have and it’s pure misery.
It took me a long time and a lot of working my way up to it, but I made the decision, with some help of really good people encouraging me, I was going to tell my story and hopefully, I can help others who were in the same predicament. Telling my story was the scariest, most nerve-wracking, thing I’ve ever done and it was nothing like I thought it would be…it was better and because of such great, loving, positive people backing me up..my whole world changed for the better.
My life has completely changed. I don’t even see things the same way. I don’t feel the same way. I feel free and happy and It was the best thing I ever did.
Now, my words and my actions are aligned together and I have nothing but complete, genuine, honesty, and openness in everything I do. I feel like a brand new person and I’ve had such a fantastic response from everyone that it makes me feel like I can do anything.
When your thinking, your words, and your actions are all aligned, it makes life so much better and easier. I’m not saying it’s easy to deal with your fears and insecurities, I’m saying that you just need to make the decision to let go of those things and live a life that makes you feel fulfilled. Just decide and then go from there. I know that just making a decision to do this is not easy..I’ve been keeping my secrets for 52 years…it took many years of living with that and going through all that I have, to get to here. What I am saying is, don’t wait too long, don’t keep living that way, you are meant for so much more and once you release the crap..your life will change and be so much better and you’ll wonder why you waited so long!
I want everyone in the world who is afraid to show themselves to feel the way I do. There’s nothing more freeing than unloading all of your baggage, for anyone to see, and walking away from it feeling like the weight of the world had been lifted from your shoulders. That weight that you carry around with you affects everything you do..everything you speak, and everything you feel. Wouldn’t you love to have all those negative things turn into positive, happy things?
Life is meant to be lived with grace and love and that is my hope for everything I am doing. To be able to help as many people as I can and be Fearlessly Authentic in every way possible and to make it safe for them to do that too.
Go out and show the world who you are. There will be naysayers, but there will also be a tribe of warriors there for you, cheering you on. The world needs more of you.