Anyone who knows me even just a little bit knows that I am all about #ownyourlife. All that I do publicly and personally has to do with empowering myself first, and then as many as will come with me to play full out. To live on purpose with joy. To own their lives.
From exercise classes to coaching to having coffee with a friend and playing with my grand-daughters, it’s ALL about empowerment. Dignity regained. Being intentional. Real. Full of integrity.
This passion–calling maybe?–has been woven into me through years of research and discovery, but mainly years of seeing the destruction in people’s lives when they think of themselves as victims, when they allow themselves to be disempowered, weakened by the words and actions of others, or even at times their own. I love people too much to let things stand still.
And I am loved for it. And I am hated for it.
But I forge forward, because this is the very fiber of who I am.
I cannot not.
So when my life came to a crossroad a few weeks ago, I heard my own words in my head, and I knew I had to walk the walk of my talk: own my life and choose on purpose.
And that is when the voices started to harass me: What will people say? What will they think of you? After all these years, you do what? That’s insane. You are fifty-seven years old for goodness sake! Start anew now? Ridiculous. Stupid. A bad idea.
The “fear of man” consumed me, the nervousness of newness made me sick to my stomach. Choose to not do what I knew I needed to, or go for it, roll my sleeves up once more, and risk loosing credibility?
And it all comes down to this: do I believe my message of being intentional and owning my life? Do I believe that God will walk with me through what is next, whatever it is? Do I believe that what I am called to do is important enough to risk losing certain things?
And the answer is, yes, I believe.
I will walk the walk and own my life. I hope you are going to come with me.
We are a small group of women who help each other own our lives with joy. Feel free to join us here.
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