If they could see what I see

It’s been awhile since I posted. Life has gotten very full with the launch of my private counselling and consulting practice, and other work changes. I’m taking some risks and growing a lot. I wasn’t sure I could do it, and I couldn’t have done it without generous and capable helpers. We’re all travelers going on this life journey together. Every step of the past few months has been both daunting and thrilling, but I’ve got good people with me and that’s awesome.

Today, I feel moved to give a shout out to everyone who is struggling with a fear of not being enough, or of being too much, or not being the right thing. Or whatever the grumpy little voice in your head is telling you about yourself. Please tell that voice to stick a sock in it. You’re just fine. And there is someone who deeply appreciates and admires you, and maybe you don’t even know it because you can’t see what they see.

Recently, I helped a youth make a major change in their physical appearance, to build their confidence for a much needed fresh start in life. In my eyes, they are perfect and wonderful, inside and out, before and after and always and forever. If they could see what I see, they’d never doubt their worthiness again. But I know what it feels like to be in a scared and wobbly place, to not feel like your best or truest self. I got to be there in the moments before and after the change, and I’ll be honest – I cried. There’s nothing better than helping someone discover who they really are, and to know that this can keep evolving over time.

So for everyone who is taking a risk, and putting themselves out there – keep going. Do it scared. We’ll be brave and do it together. I see you, we’re in this together, and you are enough.