Seems like we keep meeting up when things are in a transition in my life. I have been very transparent and authentic about the life that I want to live but you…vulnerability. You stir stuff up. You change the game. You change the conversation. You change the emotional tone of everything.
Today I am at an intersection in my life where I have to make some tough choices, say some things that aren’t really easy to say, and even do somethings that aren’t easy to do.
I am sitting at the edge of vulnerability desiring progress. How can I grow if I can’t really express myself in a way that cuts back some of the layers of rejection, layers of not being understood, and layers of not feeling good enough?
Saying my truth out loud sometimes makes me feel like I limit my options. More often than not I find myself ‘feeling’ a lot more than what vulnerability and I agreed upon.
Progress, I sit with you and talk about things. I take soul searches, I dig deep into my past to see what caused things that I put band-aids on for years and here I am… I am looking to really change. My heart needs a cleaning out and I have to say things I am only bold enough to say in my mind.
I know I am not alone in this. Fear would like us to think that vulnerability will rob us of the marrow of life. The truth is that vulnerability gives us the courage to go where we have never gone before.
I encourage you, friend, to take some moments and get vulnerable with safe people. Say your truth, share your heart, and spread those wings. Is it simple, yes! Is it easy, maybe not!
Not sure what vulnerability looks like in your life? Take a moment to think about moments where your heart starts racing, your mouth gets dry, your stomach starts to bubble over, or your palms get sweaty. This can be when vulnerability is trying to make an appearance.
Let’s go on this journey together. Meet me at the corner of I need this and it’s uncomfortable.
Until the next time friend.
Lots of love,