I’m taking Spirits of Joy with Hannah this month. I’ve never done anything like this before, and it’s so much fun and it’s helping me tune in on such a bone-deep level about what I want, what I need, how I see myself. Hannah provides such a safe space for self-exploration and she is one of my favorite people.
So one of the prompts she shared was “I am.”
And I thought and I waited and I held off on doing that one because I didn’t know how it would work, I didn’t know what I would find when I looked to see what I was, what I am.
Turning each page of the magazine. A breath in and a whisper. “I am…”
Some words I saw were “ehhhh yeah.” I guess I’m that. Well, yeah, technically I’m that. Meh. I’m that.
(I am that. Bless.)
But there were other ones, ones that yelled out YES inside of my heart and soul. The ones I saw where my belly relaxed and my jaw unclenched.
I am pretty smart.
I am dramatically different.
I am worth sharing.
I am pretty smart. I slow down when I need to, dance when I want to, take care of myself with heart and attention. I have learned when to say yes and when to say no. I choose my tribe with care and connection. I explore things that move me, put down things that don’t. I accept and allow happiness into my life and heart. I ask questions and indulge my curious nature. I am pretty smart and proud of it.
I am dramatically different. My needs, my wants, the things I’m not willing to negotiate on any longer, my boundaries, my hair, my goals, my voice, my spine, my focus, my confidence, my presence, my strength. I am oh-so dramatically different.
I am worth sharing. My heart, my soul, my body, my dreams, my joy, my laughter, my silliness, my creativity, my vision, my love, my hope, my belief, my ups and my downs, my tears, my desire, my needs, my wants, my quiet moments, my thoughts. All of me is worth sharing.
All of me is worth sharing.
Two tiny notes: Registration for Intention of the Every Day closes tomorrow, this is the last time I’ll be running it this year.
I am totally hiring Ruth to design my next tattoo. Oh yes, oh yes.