Things you learn under the kitchen table.......
Writers note: I posted another version of this blog on the most recent newsletter, I loved this article so much I wrote two. Here is the unreleased version (my Editor) said it's OK to share :-)
A lot of things surfaced this week in my world - Derek Shepherd (Grey's Anatomy) was killed off one of my favorite shows (did NOT see that coming), Bruce Jenner is transitioning into a female (definitely did not see that coming) and I 'QUIT' my day job (yeah, that one I knew was coming). The ironic thing is all of these have something in common. Authenticity. Whether it be from a TV character or true in real life - being authentic 'should be' your only main objective.
In a nutshell here's how they all tie together:
- It took Derek half a season to stop fighting with his wife, his life, his purpose - because it simply didn't look the way he thought it would; but when he realized he had everything, that he really was happy, successful and didn't have to put up this front, stroke this image all the fighting stopped. He found peace.
- Bruce Jenner has spent the better part of his life living for other people. Living behind a facade of what was comfortable for society, his family, his ego. Throughout generations he went from being portrayed as a Roman God to a household iconic figure all while feeling out of place and alone. Today he stands in his truth - ready to face whatever comes as long as he can be himself.
- I'm not claiming to have it all figured out but I'm hopefully getting closer. A good friend of mine told me, "You can't grow on a secure path" and that for me was the message I'd been waiting for. I realized I had to let go of something in order for change to happen, for my dreams to manifest and to step fully into who I am and not hide behind other peoples dreams. I left behind a place I've called home for three years in search of something that truly feeds my soul and answers that call inside me.
I know you've heard me say it before and chances are you're probably going to hear it again but living any other way than authentically is no way to live.
What's something in your life that you do or want to do that is authentically you - that you think no one else would understand? Share with us in the comment section on our blog or Facebook - we'd love to hear from you.
Peace + Love,