and not just as a kid.
There is just something about their certainty, their journey, their uniqueness.
Their overall ‘bad ass ness’.
The Gods & Goddesses in ancient times to superheroes on comic book pages fill me with a sense of wonder, yearning and dreaming.
Of asking ‘What if’ and ‘Could I’?
But even superheros have a weakness.
Their alter ego.
Their humanity, their ‘cover’, their mask- that image they put out into the world.
We strive to fit in, to look the part, not rock the boat, to not offend or be offended. To be quiet and be beautiful. To not get found out.
My life hasn’t been what you probably think it has, we all have our struggles. I wasn’t always this sure, this confident or strong. Constantly second guessing myself, plagued with self doubt, no sense of self worth.
Honestly I felt frumpy, pudgey and lost.
But I was always opinionated. I was always sensitive and empathetic.
My real super powers.
My inner warrior strength, my compassion, my ‘fight’ for justice and wanting to save the world and that voice inside telling me I was made for more. Only for all this to crumble as I look outside of myself for love, validation and acceptance.
We hear that inner calling telling us to ‘step up’ but we ignore it for fear of judgement, fear of our truest selves and of the world seeing who we really are.
To putting ourselves out there to get hurt, to be disappointed and to fall flat on our face.