"What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Deep within we all have talents and truths that
we have either forgotten or have never released.
First, I am a Princess, I am a Painter. I am a Public Speaker, I am a Facilitator of Inspiring Women's Retreats, I am an Author. I am a Woman, I am a Sister, I am a Mother, I am a Wife, I am a hot mess... and most importantly I am an amazing Grandmother.
What lies within you?
There are some things in life that we just don't get to understand. My guess is, that it is in the confusion of those moments, that we are allowed the opportunity to define ourselves. I now call those moments “Slingshots Moments”. Times in our lives when we get to pull back the slingshot and even feel the pain of pulling harder and sometimes even a bit harder…until it hurts beyond what we can even imagine we can bare. Then pulling back the slingshot just a fraction of an inch more. I believe it is when we fully and courageously embrace these moments that we rise to our true potential and live in our magnificence.
I believe that everyone has a story. I also know that most people can learn from the stories of others. I hope that my story will inspire another soul, even if it's just one, to share what has made them extraordinary. I love what Viktor Frankl quoted in his book Man's Search for Meaning,
"What is to give light, must endure burning."
It is often through the light of the burning flames of someone's else's pain that we can find our own way, which in turn, would also make it true that others might be finding their way through the cold murky darkness by the light of our burning.
This is my story and this is my legacy.