Learning how to be yourself is a humble process.

One that takes place in quiet spaces and dark nights of the soul and demons wrestled to the ground again and again, before we feel they are adequately conquered and give ourselves permission to be free. It isn’t very glamorous, it’s not a change easily measured, and though sometimes we all need those moments where we leave an exclamation mark and shout, “I am HERE world!,” more often than not becoming our authentic selves happens in the invisible choices we make. Those times where we find the courage to listen to something speaking inside and acknowledge our own truth. Those times where we go against the grain and carve out a new way.

Those times where we choose to fly in a different direction simply because we want to feel how the wind changes when we leave the same behind, and dare to go into fields unseen.