Happy 36th to Me—Authenticity Breeds Felicity

I know my life experiences inform my writing. The sudden passing of my father in 2006, my cousin’s tragic death 6 years prior.

But I think there is something else to it as well.

My whole life I have been authentic.

I never succumbed to peer pressure in high school.

For most of college, I didn’t either.

But even though my whole life I’ve been authentically me, I’ve also had self-doubt and and a shit ton of Fomo.

Even so, I think my authenticity is paying off.

Cuz I’m 36 years in now and things are really starting to manifest and crystallize.

In my career. In my creativity.

And I can’t say I would have gotten to this point if I hadn’t been authentically me, trudging along this whole time.

Bottom line:

1-It’s worth the struggle sticking to who you are and doing what speaks to you.

2-If you feel lonely in your journey, know that you most certainly are NOT alone!

3-For those who are who currently suffering, know there is a LIGHT at the end of the tunnel. That you CAN live your BEST life. It just might take some time. And the journey is often not EASY. So when your friends and support system offer their love and support—accept it. It doesn’t make you weak. We are all human, which means we are all vulnerable. And acknowledging one’s vulnerability, rather than being a sign of weakness, is actually an indication of a STRONG inner character.

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