Ad-Ven-Ture: 1. engage in hazardous and exciting activity, especially the exploration of unknown territory.
Ask me to go to a foreign country, I’ll go. Ask me to eat the wildest food you can imagine, I will. Ask me to do the craziest activity, sign me up.
Ask me to write – no way.
Embracing My Story
For years now, I have felt this pounding inside of me to share my story and to write it out. While I love speaking in person, I find writing to be one of the most vulnerable and scariest things I could ever do. Partly, because I have always coined myself as a ‘bad writer.’
Glennon Doyle Melton wrote in her best selling book, ‘Carry On Warrior”,
“If you feel something calling you to dance or write or paint or sing, please refuse to worry about whether you’re good enough. Just do it. Be generous. Offer a gift to the world that no one else can offer: yourself.”
After reading those words, I knew I could no longer say no. Even if I was bad, even if I only did it for a short time, even if nobody read my words – I needed to write.
With my hands shaking and my legs wobbling, I thought I would set out to do the most adventurous thing I could think of – writing.
So, here I am, ready to write out my experiences, embrace my story, and share out loud. I will be one more voice out there saying, here I am, I am broken, I am human, I don’t have it together, but I will learn that despite my failures. To me there is very few things more beautiful more exquisite then vulnerability. I believe that when we choose to offer the world our true selves, to risk being made fools of, that is when we are our best selves, that is when we -shine.