It is your time. If there ever was a moment for you to actualize love, justice and liberation in your life, like Kenny Loggins sang "This is It (or was that Michael McDonald?)!
As I sat there attempting to complete a task that I had done numerous times for myself but totally baffled all the molecules in my body right then, it all came flooding at me. The pandemic. The divorce. The isolation. The uncertainty. The exhaustion. The expectations. All of it. Then, I heard myself say the words I have been feeling for years: I can’t do this.
Whether they are epiphanies regarding your job, relationships inside or outside of your home, or even a new venture you are embarking upon, give yourself permission to take it in, roll it around in your head and heart, learn from it and chart your course!
Let these words encourage you to not just dream, but to dream BIG. Dream for those you represent. Dream for the next generation. Dream for Dream because you have the freedom to do so.
Do you have any idea of how much power your story holds? Your story may be just what someone needs to hear to get through a trying time, go to the next level, or allow themselves to dream again.
And maybe that person is you.
Updated: May 21, 2021 https://open.spotify.com/show/5Ggu2bDuAdT12mKuDsDXqO?si=XhrgXDqfScujgUH3g0Rx2w The inspirations for this piece were my daughter Makaila, the graduate students completing their Action Research requirement at the University of San Diego (especially the 1st year students I have been blessed to engage this semester), and all of our next generation leaders. A special Thank You to Dr. Nydia …
Do you have any stories of regret versus risk and what have you learned from them? For me, I can recount situations where I truly regretted the outcomes (clearly not reaching out to Ms. Tyson is pretty high on my list). I also can relive those times I have taken a risk and was better for it. What I am going to encourage myself to do moving forward (and would love for you to try it out with me), is to use regret in a more concrete way in order to actualize my liberation and further embrace my purpose.
Real change require authentic relationships.