“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing,
is giving up on being perfect and
beginning the work of becoming yourself.”
I have come to understand that in order for me to be able to write about anything, whether I want to or not, I must experience it first. Universal lessons are learned via story, repetition and exposure. Most of us want to believe our personal trials are unique, but they resonate with everyone. Although honesty is essential to communication, the reveal is tinged with vulnerability. But if you identify with it, then you can heal too. And that completes and gratifies me.
“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life,
that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson