before, and now

I used to be fearful of my own voice
Never sure what would spill out
Or what people would think abut what I said

I used to try to blend into the wall
Never wanting to be the center of attention
Or embarrassed in any way

I used to be afraid to live
Never digging into what I wanted to do
Or even knowing what that thing was

Now I stand tall
Sharing my ideas and thoughts
Feeling strong in who I am

Now I show up
My heart on my sleeve, stories to tell
Moments to embrace

I am not longer afraid
I put myself out there, laugh boldly
Embrace fully who I am

Before I was going through life blindly
Now I am fully living