What are the two most powerful words in the English language?
Because what comes after “I am” will shape your life.
What you believe after I am, you will become.
So I sat down and tried to make a list of who I was. Not who the world thought I was. Not Wife, Mother, Yoga Teacher, Care taker of all. Just who I am when I am alone.
I am a writer.
It’s lurked inside me as long as I can remember. I like to paint pictures with words. I like to share things that make me laugh with others. It has laid dormant at times, but always comes back bigger and better.
I am a storyteller.
I have a story to tell. I’ve rolled this around in my brain for years now. Trying to figure out how to tell my story without coming across as trying to be the victim. How do I share my experiences in a healthy way that could one day help someone else feel less alone?
Sometimes I just need to say something out loud so it can exist outside my body.
I am a healer.
I have gifts that I don’t totally understand. My sensitivity knows no boundaries and it has made it one interesting ride of this planet thus far.
I have finally gathered that my purpose is to help people heal. Yoga. Speaking. Working with kids. Writing. All meets at the intersection of my passion and as it would seem, my purpose.
I am resilient.
So many times I thought the pain of feeling something so deep would surely kill me, yet here I am. Alive and well. Laughing and ready to tell the tale.
You are not your story.
I am connected.
If i’m open and honest with someone and let them in, it can be tremendous. People are the ultimate joy in life. The relationships you cultivate.
“The effect you have on others is the most powerful currency their is.” -Jim Carey
I’ve been a shitty friend. I’ve been a crappy wife. I’ve made so many mistakes. Yet now I know, all that matters is what I do next.
Do the next right thing. That will lead you all the way home.
Be vulnerable and you’ll find your people.
I am the light.
There is a light that shines from within me. It radiates out my eyes when i’m being my best self. After I teach a ridiculously wonderful yoga class, i’m sure if you shut off the lights, i’d be glowing.
I would be crazy not to investigate this light.
Can you do the same? Take out a piece of paper and write down who you are. Not somebody’s mother. Not your job. Not the place you live.
Who are you when you are sitting alone?