Updated: Aug 7
There are so many thoughts and feelings within my head and heart today. I don’t quite know where to start…. other than to quietly let a teardrop fall.
Joy. Relief. Gratitude.
Taboo, because of how I was raised (in a very conservative #Christian home). I know. But I have traveled the world, journeyed through life, and have met people who have given me love and shown me love; people from different corners of the world, with different upbringings. These people have caused me to think outside of my own little box and bubble - reminding me that this world is beautifully colorful and diverse, and that it is not MY world, but OUR world.
We are all here together, living, loving, and trying… our best.
And if I’ve learned anything in this life, it’s that I have so much more to learn. I have leaps and bounds more to grow. There is so much life, and love, and growth, and learning, beyond my own little box - if I am humble enough, and hungry enough, and wise enough to reach for it.
We can not and will not grow inside of a box.
My journey is not my parent’s journey, so maybe this own’t make sense to them - as the surely believed and embraced things that didn’t make sense to their parents and those who came before them… but this make sense to me.
Today, my heart feels happy and relieved and I don’t know quite how to explain it, other than to let a teardrop… fall.