There’s been many times I’ve wanted to speak up and didn’t. I was too afraid, in shock, or oblivious. Moments, days and weeks later I would drown in my own shame. I abandoned myself again, and I hated myself for it.
Just recently I had a really challenging encounter where I had to make a choice. I could either speak up, say “no” and honor that gut feeling that I’ve learned to notice and trust, or I could shrink, smile and stay quiet. My heart raced and my body felt paralyzed. I knew what I needed to do, and this time— I chose to do it.
Setting a limit isn’t easy. Even for me, I still get scared. But I can be scared and still speak up. And so can you.
You don’t have to understand why you need to say “no.” You don’t have to justify or explain yourself. You only have to trust and honor that whisper that is telling you that you are allowed to feel safe, heard, seen. That’s it.
I love you friends, I know I’ve been quiet. I just finished filming some beautiful content for you, and am holding down some other stuff here at home that has me all hands (and heart) on deck. If you aren’t on the text thread with me, be sure you connect there. I’m answering questions today and would love to hear from you.
As always, I’m rooting for you.