I’ve always been a very creative person. I’ve always been a very quiet person who held everything in. My thoughts and feelings weren’t always safe to share in my world. So I wrote. And I painted. And I read. And I dreamed.

Today I try to speak my mind more. It’s not always easy. I’m still finding my voice and giving myself permission to express how I feel. I still find that it doesn’t always feel safe. But I do it anyway. It’s a gift to myself to be vulnerable, and to put myself out there. They say whatever the thing is that scares you the most, that is what you should go do. I’ve always written privately and only shared my innermost feelings with a very select few. I mean what if nobody cares what you have to say? Well I know now that some will and some won’t. And that’s ok…I care. So I’m going to speak anyways. I believe that healing begins when you are not afraid to tell your story.

“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” ~Brene Brown


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