In a world that begs you to follow the crowd, lose yourself, please your friends and everyone else around you, silence your voice and dim your light, choose you. Love YOU!
I didn’t get here overnight and it’s still a slow and steady journey. I’ve had to lose friends to gain new ones, learn intolerance in order to embrace tolerance, be quiet in order to speak out, isolate, in order to elevate.
I’m still on this remarkable journey. God has absolutely kept me going, my son has shown me an incredible version of love that has steadied me and my family has been patient with me.
It is not easy. I’ll say that again; it is not easy. It is not overnight. I have and will continue to mess up but ultimately I’m choosing me, because I will spend the rest of my life with her.
If you’re reading this, feeling uncentered, down and unlike yourself, take a moment each day to do one thing that rings true to you. Speak out about issues that affect us on a daily basis, because the more of us that do that means we accelerate change. Get involved in a project, dig into your purpose, look a little closer at yourself. Don’t cower to trolls and people who misunderstand where you are coming from.
Family, whatever that form takes to you.
Feel. Be. Cry it out, laugh out loud. Read. Roam. Build. Lend your voice or skills because someone always needs them.
Say a prayer and lead the way to your destination.