I’m often asked about my daughter. She’s bold. She’s brave. She’s scared. She’s afraid.
When people find out that I have a 16 year old daughter they usually sigh or make some snide comment about being “sorry” that I have to deal with that. I always share back that I know I’m blessed to have her as my daughter and I’m thrilled that she picked me to be her Momma.
When I got home tonight from an event, I was checking facebook (because that’s what we do when we walk in the door after being gone 18 hours, right?!!?) and I saw a status update that she had posted. It immediately moved me and I
wanted needed to share it with you.
I hope you’ll accept my gushing as I say I’m so proud of her and the young woman she’s becoming.
“I’m tired of feeling like I have a double identity. I can’t share some of the things on facebook that I think and feel because I have to monitor what I say so people don’t judge and assume something’s wrong with me. From now on, I’m posting what I think. What moves me. My passions, my thoughts, everything that’s ME, true and straight to my core. If you don’t like it, I’m sorry but I’m not living my life to impress you. I have to live for myself, and do what’s best for me.” ~Jasny, 16 years old
Now, I ask you, what would it take for you to be true to YOU? I encourage and challenge you to step into a place of true authenticity.
We’ll talk more about authenticity and vulnerability as we move forward. I look forward to sharing, learning, and growing with you.
Make a Difference . . . Lead with Love