Saturday, August 1, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015
I feel a desperate ache in my soul each day.
There are many parts of me that are now content and I go about my day with the thought of how lucky I am. I am surviving, I have a home and a son who is growing and learning.
We made it through the tough as shit years after he was born. We made it through my constant panic attacks, the fear, the tears and the: “I'm just going to hide in bed until I can breath again.”
I made it through the days I thought I would die because it hurt so bad and the days I just wanted to sleep and never wake up.
This isn't want I pictured for my life, but I would never trade it now. I have learned to trust that - while there is no destiny or fate - where I end up in life will be exactly what I need and where my family needs to go. It might not (it almost definitely won't) be what I picture right now, but I know it will still be good.
Despite that, I often dream about more and what I want from life. There is a desperate ache in my soul to experience more from life, more from my day. I think about how, maybe...someday, things will be perfect. I don't know what exactly that means or what I'm truly hoping for but I know it's okay to dream and strive.
I know that I can embrace this ache and allow it to be. I can say, “What do you need?” and try to answer it without words, with actions and goals. No matter where I end up, doing what I dream of now or somewhere wholly different, holding that ache in my loving arms right now in this moment is what it will take to get me there. - Kendra
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
It's always been important to me to be thought of as pretty and polished and nice to look at. Sounds vain, but as a woman, perhaps you can relate. I talked about the roots of this a bit here.
With that said, I work diligently to position myself as a champion for shameless self-possession. I celebrate all the many layers. And some of those layers ain't pretty. Feeling pretty is like happiness. It's a choice and a feeling that comes and goes depending on what's going on.
Embracing the unpretty is part of my brand. I think about it every time I sit down to write, and when I share bits and pieces of inspiration on social media. What am I struggling with? What are my friends struggling with? How can I help people cope? What would boost me or comfort me right now?
Often I find that what comforts me is remembering that everything is not picture perfect and pretty all the time -- for anyone. But awhile back I realized there was a disconnect in what I practiced and what I preached. As much as I talked about imperfections and how beautiful we are because of them, personally I was still very attached to the need to appear flawless.
Not emotionally flawless, but physically flawless. Because when I didn't feel pretty and polished on the outside, I felt like I didn't have my life together.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
I hear it all the time:
'I want to write, but I sit down to do it and nothing will come out.'
'I have a story to tell, I want to share it but I don't know where to start.'
'I learn so much about myself when I write but I have a hard time getting started on my own. Nothing comes out right. I can't find the words, so I get frustrated and stop trying.'
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
My post yesterday was the first one for the tour!