I am becoming more and more clear on who I am becoming. This means I have to be patient with others as they shift their understanding of who I am. This time is not a journey back to me anymore. It is me being introduced to my new self. The Me of Now. The Me of Now is comfortable with the way she wears her brand of womxnhood. The Me of Now gets excited when she respects her own boundaries and demonstrates to others how to respect them as well. The Me of Now gets downright giddy each time we say “No” in all of the splendiferous ways we are learning to say it. The Me of Now takes responsibility for the hurt she has caused while simultaneously holding others accountable for their actions (versus self-blaming or shaming others). The Me of Now finally understands that while “Hurt people, hurt people,” that “Healing people are hurt people working towards a do-over,” so compassion for self and others is crucial. The Me of Now is still a bit clunky and shaky, like the legs of a baby colt. However, the Me of Now is becoming more steady. More focused. More ready. More available to Loving Guidance during the next part of this journey. I see you, Me of Now. Welcome Home.