“Stories have to be told or they die. And when they die we can’t remember who we are or why we’re here.” ~ Sue Monk Kidd.
We all have a story. You. me. The neighbour down the street we rarely talk to.
But much of the time we hide, either in shame, denial or a misplaced belief that what we’ve experienced doesn’t matter to anyone else.
This is what I believe: your story has to matter to YOU before it will matter to anyone else (tweet that!) If you don’t give yourself permission to write and share who you are because of all the fears that keep you silent day in day out, your story will die with you.
That’s the hard truth.
And none of us really wants our story to die with us. We all want to leave a part of ourselves behind, something that says we were here, we mattered and we did something purposeful.
Often our stories are hard.
Sometimes our stories are full of shame.
And sometimes we want to run as far away from them as possible.
But when you give yourself permission to write your story, you lay claim to your truth (tweet that!) and what brought you to the place where you stand right now. In writing it down, you own it.« Continue »