Are you brave enough to be who you are?

laurie marie

I've spent much of my life hiding my voice, hiding who I really am, and hiding in my body. This is ironic because, after my weight gain, it was harder to hide. I've been hiding my emotions, hiding the fact that I'm sensitive hiding that I'm strong hiding in front of the camera, as well as, behind the camera.  

A few years ago, I began hiding the fact that I'm a psychic medium. Yes, I've spent most of my life hiding. I've hid in so many ways, so many places in my life so many periods of my life and for what?  The fear of being rejected, fear of not fitting in or belonging? The truth is when we can't be who we’re truly are if we reject ourselves.

We abandon ourselves in these moments for fear of what may or may not happen.

I feel fortunate that I've gone to a place where I'm OK with letting those go who don't want to be with me and I embrace those who love me as I am in my struggles as well as my wins.

That's when you really know who your friends are. Sure we can all band together in our misery or struggles, but can we really support each other when we're winning and we're at the top of our game?

On this journey I've been on I've had to let go of a lot of people. I'm not gonna lie it hurts at first, but I also know those who are meant to be with me will be with me and those who fall away will.

Even when people fall off, new people show up, people who want to be there. People who’ve got my back when I'm winning or losing.

Those of the kind of people I want to have by my side, those are the people I want on my team, those are my soul tribe.

So I ask you, are you brave enough to be who you are?

“I shall not be moved”- Maya Angelou