This emotional journey taught me so much about there being a light in darkness.
The journey we walk with ourselves internally, is as interesting and insightful, as the journey we walk with others externally.
We should not let anyone place limits on our dreams and desires, including ourselves. Our dreams and desires are valid. Our dreams and our desires need voice and agency.
Gratitude is a shield against existential dread…
Once we’d established that our birthdays were on the same day, it was fixed: we were now best friends for life.
Of everything she’s done in life, this is the achievement she is most proud of.
I lied. Guilt. Overpowering guilt. Not just any lie. A lie to my parents.
Imagine your gravitas as an internal light bulb, the more confident, the more energy and the more authentic you become, the brighter that light shines. This light then emits from your body, through everything you say and do to create a powerful presence.
So let’s focus on becoming successful, in whatever we are doing, rather than being successful. Success is not a destination but the journey we are on. The growth is in the struggle, the learning is in the endeavour. Let’s also remember that we set our own goals and determine our own success criteria.
It’s taken me years to realise that fitting in is not the goal. Honesty is more important than fitting in.