“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are” ~ E.E. Cummings
There is a difference between growing up and growing into who you are…
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are”
Yesterday was my birthday and it was delightful for so many reasons. The celebration of my life, being surrounded by those who love and know me, the joy of being alive, the charming gifts ~ all of it was lovely. The best part, however, was my deeply felt appreciation for who and what I am.
You see, after several months of what felt like never ending “tests” and “trials” I finally feel like I’ve turned a corner and I’m entering a new part of this life of mine.
That is where this lovely quote comes in, since I am once again fully embracing who I fully am. Not only that, I am loving each part, even the parts I once hated or was ashamed of.
Each piece of me is here for a purpose. If I didn’t feel such rage, how else could I have learned to create peace? If I hadn’t been wounded how could I create a healing change? My journey is uniquely my own, but through my eyes perhaps I will be able to aide others. At the very least I will be able to reflect the way I feel and affect the energies of whatever space I occupy – and that is really rad.
It does take courage to grow up and become who you really are in a society that wants so badly to form us in it’s small, controllable ways. To push beyond that and come into your own power takes a certain amount of bravery and strength but it’s so worth it.
It can feel lonely at times, but by going with your true gut and having the audacity to follow your own spirit and truth, you will find your tribe and where and how you belong. I know, I am still getting there, but I already belong to myself and no longer reject any part of me, so I know the rest will follow.
I am learning to be bold in my own gentle, soft and sweet ways. And I am allowing myself to take up space, to stretch out and flow into the world in my own way. I fit no mold and I am making my own path in an unknown wilderness, yet I am learning to trust and not fear what I am unfamiliar with.
This is a new year, a new chapter for me and it’s one I am eagerly looking forward to creating. I know that it will not all be light, but it will not all be dark either, for balance is key and I can find the beauty, the goodness, in both.
I am learning courage and I am discovering that the rewards are too numerous to count and are worth far more than any discomforts fear can produce. I have become who I really am and I aim to keep growing and discovering just how amazing this woman is. How awesome is that?! And just think, you are every bit as wonderful and capable too!!!
Namaste ~ Ella
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