following your path

There is a calling in my heart
One I know I need to listen to
It tells me I am a speaker, teacher, leader of this world

It reminds me of my power to encourage
The positivity I bring to a room
Calmness, ease, light

It is not easy to recognize what we are meant to do
So often we push it aside
Pretend we do not know

But once we see it, we can't deny it
We are here with a purpose
We must fulfill our prophecy

We know the road that leads us to happiness
And although we may not be traveling on it
We have plans to make our way there

When the light bulb goes off
We cannot extinguish it
We must follow the bat signal and shine

What is your life path?
What destiny is calling to you?
Reach for it, go for it, begin today!

love letter to you

Dear Brave Soul,

You did it!  You showed up.  There may have been moments of fear and hesitation, but you showed up anyway.  Be gentle with yourself on this journey.  Take time to savor the moments that make you laugh.  Feel all the emotions that wash over you.  

Listen to the sounds of nature and breathe in deeply.  For you did it.  You took the hardest step, which was getting here - and now you are here!  Inside you are expanding.  Know that you are so much stronger than you give yourself credit for.  Know that you can do anything you put your mind to.  You are enveloped with love and the world wants to see you shine.  

As you step out that door stand a little bit taller.  Lift your head up to the sun, breathe in deeply and know that you totally got this!  For you are deeply loved.  

Love always,
Your biggest fan

in front of you

It was in front of you that I was stripped
Raw
Standing there
You saw my scars
You felt my wounds
You knew everything I was carrying along with me

Yes, it was in front of you that I was standing there
Heart open
Beating wildly
Unsure of what would come 

There was a moment of terror
Would you flee?
Would you surrender and say this wasn't for you?

But there I stood
My armor down
My body open
Ready to receive whatever was going to come my way

I would not hide behind my baggage
I would not fake a smile
This was me
Scars and all

I have made bad choices
I have gone down terrifying roads
But I have come out stronger
Wiser
Braver

I cannot guarantee that I won't travel down more bad roads
And make more poor decisions
It will happen
In fact I am pretty sure of it

And as I stood there
Completely
and fully me
You held out your hand
And you invited me in

You did not run
You did not flee
You embraced me for me

It was in that moment that i knew I could stand
Talll
Strong
Fully Me

It was in that moment
That I knew
Loving myself was the greatest choice I have ever made

walk your own path

Between the hello's and goodbyes there is a story tucked away
One that is rarely spoken of
It is filled with accountability
Figuring it all out on your own
And realizing that the only one to blame for the way your story is written is yourself
You have the power to change it
You can begin again, forgive, let go, and find your own way home
You do not need to be lost in the woods forever
There is a path that you can carve
It will be your journey
The one you create for you
All you need to do is follow your heart
Let go of the stories you have been telling yourself
And see that you are in the driver seat
What she said, the way he acted, what happened so many years ago
All of that is a part of you, but it does not define you
What defines you is the choices you make
The path you take
The way you choose to live your life each and every day
Remember to treat others the way you want to be treated
Remember that we all aren't perfect.  Each of us has our own faults.  Our own crutches that we are using to help ourselves stand.
You may not agree, but you need to know that what they choose to do isn't who you are
You are strong
You can overcome the choices that have brought you down
Today is as good a day as any to begin again
Will you walk your own path
Or continue to follow the shadows