I’ve spent a lot of my life saying no. No to experiences, no to fun, no to late nights, no to self control, no to new people. I’ve worked really hard in the past few years to not say no. i started in my classroom where i was in control of most things so saying yes was still safe. after getting divorced i began to say yes to waaaay too many things but saying no to myself, to my true self. i was still living in the “no”. over the past 5 years i’ve made more and more baby steps towards saying yes to my true self. training for imlp was the ultimate yes to my true self – no i’m not “truly an ironman” but i am striving to be a fearless (truly, fear less, not completely without fear) woman. i spend less time thinking about what might happen if i DO something, rather i spend more time trying to figure out how to make MORE happen. saying yes to new things is still scary – but time and time again that yes feeds me. knowing who i want to be and who i am in this present moment helps me distill which things i should say yes to.
i am grateful for the yes in my life.