It’s been about 6 years since I’ve stepped out into the world and lived. No I haven’t been in outer space. Of course I haven’t discovered what it is to live the life of an astronaut although that would be quite fascinating but I’ve left the life of isolation and fear. The captivation of depression.
It’s called freedom.
I have dared to cross all boundaries within myself. Dared to step out into a world I feared for so long because all along I really just didn’t accept myself. One of my favorite quotes comes from Coco Chanel, “Beauty begins the moment you become yourself.” I have a particular love for Chanel since my mom and grandmother wore that perfume. Something so sweet about that aroma ❤️.
I think that moment began a couple of weeks ago when I decided to step back out into the work world, change fields, move from corporate and shift over to the creative side of myself. Boy did that world embrace me and I found myself!
I found my tribe. It was the most liberating feeling I have felt in a long time. Yet I felt overwhelmed and afraid but I knew I had the courage for the first time to be myself.