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Just the beginning
So, here I am. Several friends have encouraged me to start a blog. I had no idea how to do that until I realized that my personal email for the last 11 years, has a blog feature. How cool is that?
Over the last 3 1/2 years, I have been on this incredible journey of self discovery. The awakening was triggered by my divorce after 17 years of marriage. One door shut and an infinite number of doors opened.

Do any of us ever know when the journey begins or why? Can you pinpoint the catalyst for change or the powerful surge that erupts inside? I know that one such catalyst for me was when I watched Brene Brown's Ted.com video on vulnerability. Within seconds of watching her 20 minute discussion on vulnerability, I was crying. I don't just mean gentle tears; I was sobbing. She was speaking directly through me...a tunnel straight to my soul. For my entire 45 years, I had been living behind a wall of pride and protection, held together by mortar of an unrelenting desire to be "perceived" as perfect. Wow, what a waste! It took me this long to realize that this constant striving for perfection only caused me to become less authentic. There was some sick comfort in holding on to this unachievable goal. It distracted me from looking deeper inside; letting go and becoming vulnerable would have been weak; I would have been a cop out.
Now, I can honestly say that once I let go of this goal, I became stronger rather than weaker. 

If any of  you suffer from the same desire for perfection, I highly recommend The Gifts of Imperfection, by Brene Brown. Letting go of this truly has been a gift.
“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection."

How do you tackle that inner voice? I welcome your thoughts and inspiration.

Amy
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