“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.” -Brené Brown
I wasn’t always comfortable with being vulnerable, though.
For many years, I played chameleon and hid my insecurities. I wasn’t open and honest about my fears, my alcoholism, and I certainly didn’t know how to own my shortcomings. I played the victim and avoided people who hurt me- and those who I hurt, too.
Instead of letting the opinions of others get the best of me, I learned to take back my narrative and take responsibility for my past; for my past no longer defines me. It’s made me the person I am today- the person who has overcome her challenges and is finally living out the life I always wanted to live.
Mindful in Style has helped me feel content in my own skin, and moving home to Michigan has been symbolic of no longer running from myself. Whether it’s helping women find their voice, their passions, or their personal style, I’m excited to see where Mindful in Style can go.