There are times when all of us feel alone, adrift and uncertain of what comes next. Even with the awareness that things will shift and tomorrow will be better and brighter, these moments can feel dark and lonely.
We can fall back into some place from long (or not so long) ago whether it be childhood, the moment of a specific trauma, or some undefinable, liminal state where we question who we are, where we are, what we are worth, what we are capable of accomplishing and just where in holy hell we are headed.
I find myself there now.
And while I *know* that I am (and will be) just fine, that I will pull myself together, that tomorrow is another day, and yada, yada, yada, it’s important to not cast moments like this aside, assume a stiff upper lip or engage in self-shaming/judgment for feeling vulnerable, weak, and raw (trying my best here).
In fact, it is REALLY important to honor when we are having a shit day, and perhaps, just perhaps, be totally honest with the world that this is the case. For it is in owning our truth and sharing it, that we let others also see it. It is in standing up for show-and-tell with our powerful-yet-tender beating hearts that others may know us and offer support in a way that is true to them.
So yeah, shit day. I’m making my way through it. I *will* be fine. Even so, it feels necessary to own that I’m not there just yet. I am where I am. That’s okay.
I figure some of you might be feeling the same way. You are where you are. And that’s okay. Just know that I see you. I hold the space for your uncertainty, your pain and your fear even as I navigate my own.
My powerful-yet-tender beating heart greets your powerful-yet-tender beating heart. I see you, my friend. I value who you are and where you are in your current experience. I send you love. xoxo