“If you’re brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting”
“And set out on a truth-seeking journey”
“If you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue…”
“If you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher”
“And if you are prepared, most of all, to forgive some very difficult realities about yourself…”
This one is a biggie, boys and girls because if anyone has had a mirror held up to their face more times than she can count, it’s this Princess right here. I’ve had to face a lot of very unpleasant things about myself along the way, and while I’m often able to easily extend forgiveness to others, I have a rather difficult time extending it to myself because let’s be honest: looking at our flaws, really, truly looking at them, can be an excruciatingly painful process. I’m proud of the personal growth that I’ve attained in this area because forgiving myself is just on the edge of becoming the norm for me, even if I do still have to work extremely hard at it.
“Then the truth will not be withheld from you”
My journey initially began internally back in 2010.
Transitions are hard, even ones that may not be permanent.
“You can’t be homesick if you are at home there…just saying”—hmmm.
For now, this is home.
I am the voice of Truly Madly Sassy and currently reside on the coast of North Carolina with my dog Snickers. I’m a full-time social work major, a most-of-the-time writer, a part-time mermaid, and a self-proclaimed princess. I’m a lover of all things chocolate, a staunch Starbucks addict, a sap for Rumi’s poetry, and a tried-and-true believer in happily ever after.