She took that step. The one that she had been watching draw near. The one that she knew to be true and right. The step towards a more authentic, purposeful life.
She took that step into the unknown. The one that she had been fearing. The one that she worried would change her whole world.
She took that step while no one was cheering. Accompanied only by her dreaming soul and warrior heart. Poised for impact, dreading the worst, uncertain of what may come.
But she took that step ...
She took that step and the ground didn't tremble.
She took that step and the sky didn't fall.
She took that step and the oceans didn't surge.
She took that step and the thunder didn't roll.
No … her outer world didn't fall apart, but her inner world fell together. Insecurities and outdated beliefs crumbled away. Courage found a stronger foothold. Hope took flight. Freedom danced in delight.
She took that step and now she is certain. And now she is thankful that her whole world is changing.
Keeping it real...some thing that I have been trying to do lately is that. Trying to find a way to still be myself when nothing is about me anymore. Struggles are so great for everyone and I am sure you have a long list as well. Not everyone is going to have the same challenges in life and sometimes the things that bother us the most are things that do not show up in our photo's. Invisible to others but they continue to eat at our souls until we have resolved them. So this is me , on a day that was nice. It is easy to post a photo after we have done our hair and picked out the perfect clothes, but on this day I did none of the above. I don't live near the ocean. I live on a small street in a small town in Missouri. In a small house. So my outlook is starting to change. Keeping it real. Wearing my sweatpants when I want. Brushing my hair less, maybe even cleaning less. Keeping it all together on the inside is much easier for me when I am not trying to keep it all together on the outside. I love gardening and am going to make this the best season ever, all while making a mess, lol. I read once, that one of your goals should be that when you have people over to your house, they should leave feeling better about themselves, not feeling better about you. And that totally meant why do I spend 4 hours cleaning when I know someone is coming by for 5 minutes? I must be crazy. So here I go, off to work and all the while ...keeping it so real people will be wondering all day what the heck is wrong with me :) and if your feeling the same way.... take the challenge and start just being you :)