As you may have seen, I am so excited to be writing a book about my journey. “Out of Hiding…Finding the Courage to be ME” is a collection of short stories about my journey from the pain of living a life hiding behind who I thought I should be to the freedom of being who I am.
This week, I’m sharing a short preview from one of the chapters of my book! Keep reading for the excerpt. I’d love to hear your thoughts about what I’ve written! Leave a comment or reach out to me on Facebook. I can’t wait to share more of my story with you.
One day someone asked me: ‘what do you like?‘
It was one of those moments so profound that it felt like time stopped.
I was in my mid 40’s at the time. I was married, had 4 kids, 2 businesses, the house, the car, great vacations, everything anyone could want.
Seems like a simple question, right?
I felt tears welling up in my eyes so I quickly made a sarcastic comment, laughed, and dismissed the question.
Later that night after I had all the things marked off my ‘to do list’ for the day, in the silence of my dark bedroom all alone, I thought about that question and I cried. I couldn’t think of anything I liked. I felt defeated and alone. I remember looking up and saying ‘I don’t know what to do, for the first time in my life I don’t know what to do’.
That very moment my life started to change.
Have you ever had a moment like that?
I didn’t know it then, but I what I did in that dark bedroom all alone was surrender.
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