As a child, I was inspired by Amelia Earhart. Not completely understanding why. When I was younger, looking back I realize I, too, was a dreamer. Unfortunately, fear took hold of me at a very young age.
I have recently started embracing my ultimate fears and moving towards them rather than denying, avoiding or running from them. What has helped me is knowing that I will only be stuck in the same cycle I have been my whole life, when I choose to stay on the hamster wheel. This past year has been about not giving a shit and going with the flow. I am the only one that is in charge of my well being and the path that has finally started to straighten out rather than being a jumbled hot mess with many twists, turns and fall backs. I am ready to fly forward! (Even though it scares the shit out of me)
After denying my inner child an outlet and allowing hindering my journey, I re-awakened the artist with in (happens every couple years....this time I am in for the long haul!). Without self confidence and self awareness, it lied dormant within me only coming out in spurts through creative cooking and an art project here and there. I was bedridden due to an injury last year and honed in my inner Frida Kahlo. She kicked and screamed on her way out and still fights; it is easier to allow her to come out through faith in knowing this is what I was born to do. I have had enough with setting myself up for failure; it is time to succeed.
I have never had a blog and can feel the fear creeping in as I think, 'You are going to have to write every day.' Says who? 'No one wants to read it.' So what? "It will be out there for the world to see.' Who cares? As I am writing this, my heart pounds and its not from excitement. This is where freedom and liberation begin and I invite you on this little journey called 'Freedom From my Soul's Incarceration.' Give your seat belt a tug and your neighbor a hug, we have been cleared for departure! Enjoy the ride and Welcome Aboard!