This past week I skipped a podcast episode because…IT WAS MY BIRTHDAY WEEK! Yippee!
And I’m 37 years old!
There’s no denying or skipping the old birthday with social media, alllll of your friends get a nice little notification that it is game day!
And can I tell you something? (I’m going to anyway – so keep reading at your own risk – shifts ahead!)
I feel better inside to out, and roots up then I have ever felt, even 10-15 years ago. Is everything perfect, HELL no…it’s messy AF…BUT I am epically grateful for the journey thus far.
This past year has been especially transformational, physically (where’d those 80 lbs go?), mentally, energetically – more than most years, really any other year I can recall.
I have spent a lot of time in my life hiding who I am and apologizing for the little pieces I let slip out. Part of it, I believe, are those good ole’ southern roots that teach you to be proper and keep up certain appearances…you know, to tuck in that freak flag, to not be too loud, or to never show off, or be awkward or strange, bc “what will people think?” Can you relate to that? Many people I work with and in my personal life can relate.
I have spent years living in my own insecurities, insecurities I created or I allowed imposed on me, and my lack of self-love.
So here it is, the full freak flag:
I’m loud, awkward, flexible, weird, opinionated with the best of intentions, a little too country, brilliant, loving to a fault, fierce, proud, strange, woo-woo, strong, beautiful, and nerdy.
I believe in art 🎨, messy hair, yoga 🧘♀️ crystals 💎 dark 🍫 , hot coffee ☕️ , helping people, the moon 🌝 , energy work, fishing 🎣, books 📚 , unicorns 🦄, science 🔬 , preventative wellness 👩🏼⚕️ , an occasional whiskey 🥃 on the rocks, TRUTHS 🙏🏻, history, bare feet, adventure, that music 🎶 heals, manifesting is easy, figuring shit out, magic, kindness, nature 🌿, and all the things really.
And the BEST part is, I am doing me, the best me I can be in each moment – and It brings so much joy and peace. It will you too! Give it a whirl.
Its almost an act of rebellion for me, to know my own worth, and to have found love for myself (and everyone else). I have learned that it starts with me – how I see myself, how I treat myself, and how I perceive each situation sets the stage for every experience in life, it is just that simple.
I’m so thankful for the people, experiences, journey, the shit, the mud because it shaped my current experience, my now.
All this to say… be you – do you – let your freak flag fly! 😍 And we will return to our regularly scheduled podcast next week!