There is a long list of categories in which I am not measuring up. I am falling short. And I’ve got the bruises to prove it. And like a million times before, I’m done caring. I won’t be dictated to by the world’s whims or yours. I’m not a resume waiting for your approval or a term paper waiting for a passing grade. I’m a person. Organic not mechanic. I won’t fit in a mold and I won’t fit in a box. I take on the characteristics of the people I love and assume the attributes I admire. I act until I become what I was made to be. And that’s okay with me. I’m bruised and I’m fumbling my way through. And I’m offering that mess to you, world. I have so much I want to do, why do I let fear steal my time?
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.’ We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson