In order for one to learn the important lessons of life, one must first overcome a fear each day.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is my blog. It is a collection of stories. My stories. Everyday stories about my life as a 30-something, more-often-than-not single, successful accountant, with a passion for boxing and dancing. Why share these stories? To prove to myself that I have a voice. More often than not throughout my life I have remained silent out of fear: fear of saying the wrong thing, of hurting someone’s feelings, of being irrelevant, of being judged. Sharing my stories has been petrifying and liberating.
I write about things that trigger my feelings. And boy, do I have a lot of feelings. I have ADD (diagnosed at the age of 4), Major Depressive Disorder (diagnosed formally at the age of 33, but flagged as a probable issue at the age of 30), Borderline Personality Disorder (diagnosed at 34). I have no idea how to effectively manage these disorders; but I refuse to let them stop me from living my best life. Can’t say I am living my best life yet, but I’m not giving up the struggle any time soon.
Courage is a heart word. The root of the word courage is “cor” – the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage meant “To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.”
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