I won't tell you that following your truth will be easy, that listening to what's in your heart will be a breeze, that standing up for yourself will be comfortable, or that choosing the path less traveled will be like an all-inclusive trip to the Caribbean...but I will tell you, it's SO worth it.
I was with a client today who's been choosing dreadful and draining and "good on paper" for the last 20+ years. And in the last 6 months I've had the pleasure of supporting her in choosing brutal and beautiful instead.
She's terrified of being "selfish", but she's clear what sweeping her entire self under the rug nets her...and she just can't go back to that.
She's exhausted and in love. She's navigating the toughest of situations and getting more support than ever. She's feeling the heat of more judgment from others and being more compassionate with herself. Many think she's lost her mind; she's never felt more sane.
She's giving less fucks than ever before.
She needs a damn nap, but CHEESE AND RICE I just want to give her a hug and a high 5.
It's truly brutiful...one of my fav new words from Glennon Doyle Melton.
I cannot imagine doing anything else.