Do you know whom you remind me of?”
That is probably THE number one question I get in life. If I had a dime for every time I got an “Omg, you totally remind me of (insert name of some model, dancer, actress here)” or “Whom do people tell you, you look like?” I’d be on an international, Instagram worthy vacation every week!
Truth is, this was always a blow for me. I never felt like people saw me for ME. I have always been that familiar face to everyone, but inside, I was dying to be seen. At age 30, I stand so proudly in my purpose in this life and have stepped so boldly into my calling. I am thankful for every part of my story that has gotten me here and every person that hasn’t seen me, for me. Because now, I can so CONFIDENTLY say just who I am.
My story isn’t ideal, chapters of my life are filled with tragedy, in fact. But I have ALWAYS known that these were just factors that may have affected me but never scars I could use as excuses. I have always known that I wanted to live past my pain and, in the great words of Katherine Wolf, let my pain be my platform. I have been both the student and teacher of life. I have gone from the bottom to the top and back down again. I have been rejected and accepted. Loved and hurt (shoot sometimes I was the one doing the hurting). But in all of this, I found CONFIDENCE. To be me, authentically, unapologetically, and fearlessly. And my purpose is to share that with everyone I cross paths with.
In the blogs to come, I pray for transparency, as I welcome you to the world from my perspective and how I have become the confident, unshakeable force that I am today. From my life as a mother to my journey from dance pupil to professor, and how I’ve survived it all by the grace of God!
Let’s defy doubt and decide to be confident in whatever stage of life we are in. Because no one and I do mean NO one can take what you KNOW is yours!