Found this picture a friend took last Fall while on an excursion. It’s a bit blurry, but there’s something honest about it. That’s how life feels right now actually, a little blurry, but honest... I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be. Leaning in to the discomfort of vulnerability [Power]. Doing things afraid [Courage]. Stepping into a new season of Brave + Surrendered; ‘Bravely Surrendered’ [letting go of the weight of trying to control things] ⚓️ Hope anchoring my soul and keeping me steady; Spurred on by community + mentorship; Held together by the Love of my God & Savior, who is also my father, my best friend and my first love; Learning the true meaning of trust... the value and importance of it.
I want to be a Warrior. A Champion. A Fighter. Fierce. Strong. Brave. Courageous... All while exuding love, peace, grace, empathy, meekness, kindness, gentleness, joy, patience, faithfulness, self-control.
It’s not a tall order. I have women in my life who do this. They are my friends, mentors, counselors. They are not perfect, but they live their life bravely surrendered. They are willing to be raw, open, vulnerable; Humble themselves. They fall down and pick themselves back up with tenacity, such grace, and dignity.
This is the woman I want to be amongst so many other things. So, one foot in front of the other, I trek along - sometimes dragging my feet a bit (or a lot), sometimes skipping, sometimes dancing. Through the wind, mud, rain or well paved path. Doing my best to Humbly + Bravely Surrender to ways that are higher than mine.