Ever had one of those experiences where you don’t know whether to be excited or scared or blown away by your own awesomeness? I’m in that moment right now! Right. Now.
And I choose to be blown away!
We’re going on a journey, folks, and it starts right here. Actually it started for me a few decades ago, but our time together begins right now. Right now!
You may be feeling excited by something. You may be feeling scared. Get ready to be blown away by how awesome you are. I’m going to help you see what I see in you. You are freaking awesome, amazing, incredible. Scoff at me all you want, it true, and I’ll help you believe it.
You ready? Let’s go!
I didn’t know I had it in me to put one foot in front of the other the way I have, but I did. I have time and time again. After I was raped as a teenager. After I left everything I knew to move 3,000 miles away from home with the man I love. Every time the Navy moved us to a whole new state, or back again. Through each trial, I focused on something positive and held tight to it until I settled into a new normal and grew stronger.
I know what it’s like to eat cookie dough for dinner. I know what it’s like to sit in the shower and cry. I know what it’s like to think sexual assault is my fault. I know what it’s like to feel like I couldn’t possibly look in the mirror and like what I see.
And I know what’s it’s like to look in the mirror and love who I am now. After all of that. After trauma big and small. After internal reflection, talking with therapists, and learning more and more and more. I can look you in the eye and tell you I’m pretty great.
And if you believe me, if you see that in me too, I might just wink and smile a knowing smile, because my dad always said, ‘It takes one to know one.”
If you see it in me, it’s reflecting from you. Let’s find your amazing.