Lessons on Vulnerability

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Alright, if you haven’t fallen in love with TedTalks yet.. now’s the time to go check that out.  I had no idea what it was, I had always just scrolled past it on Netflix but, it’s a true gem I’m obsessed with now.

My first TedTalks I watched was “The Power of Vulnerability” by Brene Brown and it really put into perspective for me why people do what they do.   Why is it common place in our society to hide who we truly are, why do we feel unworthy of the best life possible?  Why are we constantly cycling through thoughts in our head that we aren’t good enough, skinny enough, smart enough, whatever it might be.  You know what I’m talking about.. we’ve all done it from time to time.

It really comes back to a fear of disconnection and the vulnerability we feel when we begin to start showing who we truly are, who we want to be.  It’s that voice in our heads, is there something about me that if people knew about it, I would end up disconnected from everyone, cast aside?

I’ve lived in this shameful place a large majority of my life.  Always doing what I thought others wanted me to do, not wanting to stand out too much, always looking for approval and acceptance out of this fear of being disconnected.  I’m sure you can relate.  I have been working so hard on this the past few weeks, and I want you to know it’s not going to magically change for you overnight- but it’s getting wayyyy better.  It’s going to take a little bit of uncomfort for a little while but it is all worth it.  Because when you are finally yourself, like I’m talking 100% unapologetically yourself, the way you want to be, the things you want to do, the hobbies you want to be apart of it- you’ll find you’re more connected and closer to people than you’ve ever felt before.  People find that INTERESTING about you! It doesn’t mean everyone is going to be your biggest fan, but that’s okay.   You’re going to step into your own and dare greatly, and I promise this is the most wonderful place in the world when you can fully embrace it.

That’s a #puretransformation

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