Your support, my gratitude
It's hard to believe that two months ago, this work did not exist. I did not exist. But I took the leap. I said, "I know this is what I am supposed to do."
I thought I would die.
Instead, all of you came out, rushing towards me, bringing words ot comfort, appreciation, praise, celevration and support.
It reminds me that what they say is true, the thing about taking the leap.
And now, when I look at my work, I see me. I see the me that I always knew was there, hiding. And he doesn't have to hide anymore.
But there have been dragons, too: voices (from inside and from out there), telling me I am bad/weird/wrong. I have faced many fears already. I have learned that when fears come, you just breathe through them. Then let them go.
When I feel fear, though, I turn to words of support. Ones you guys have written.
So I thought it might be good to preserve, in one place, some of the very good thoughts you have sent, both as a shield against the darkness, and also -- hopefully -- as a mirror to you, to share that there is suppout there for the real you, too.
Know this: when you genuinely "go for your life" to REALLY be all of you, there will be detractors, yes, but there will be so so many more people flooding you with love and support. Hang on to them. Keep their words the closest to your heart.