Creating a New Storyline


Have you ever stopped to think about the storyline you have created for your life?

You know, the things you tell yourself that you begin to believe; beliefs that shape your life and your values.  These beliefs may be true, but often they are not.  These stories can both encourage you and hold you back; so why would you choose to paint a picture of negativity?  There are many life events that can result in a negative outlook, but I have good news for you:

It is never too late to change your storyline.

I used to tell myself that I was too sensitive, too quiet or too complicated.  Growing up as an artistic only child, I was labeled a “bookworm,” as I didn’t have as much in common with my peers as the other kids my age.  This negatively shaped my thinking well into adulthood, as I didn’t realize my value to others until I began to allow meaningful friendships into my life.

Due to my own fear of not being accepted by my peers, I avoided letting people in.  My storyline told me that I was meant to walk as a lone wolf, that I was misunderstood and that people would forever judge me.  This was merely a fear.

Although it has taken me many years to accept (and cherish!) what makes me different and unique, today I realize that any fears that I may have are simply situations I am creating in my own head.  Thanks to amazing friendships, mentors and my own practices of mindfulness and spirituality, I am no longer afraid to use my talents to rise to the top.  Today, I have learned to change my storyline and to stop questioning myself.  We are all given different gifts, so rewrite your story to highlight what makes you perfectly you.

Use your power. Stop second guessing yourself. Own the uniqueness that is you.


About Kristin Fehrman

Boston-based writer. Living beautifully at Mindful in Style.
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