A new season is here and it’s no surprise now that I’ve been feeling a change within this last week, too ✨ It seems that all the dust that settled maneuvered its way onto my path again in different ways, shapes, and forms ✨ The other day I was reminded that there is no breakthrough without a breakdown...The biggest battles are always right before that sweetest breakthrough. Then it all clicked...Oh ✨ It’s like growing pains ✨ Life is funny like that. Life can be so amazing if you embrace it. But life is hard. And navigating it right now, for me, is sometimes a battle ✨ Don’t get me wrong - it’s strides ahead of where I used to be, but now there are different challenges and a different me ✨ I get the truth of the saying now “It doesn’t get easier, you just get stronger.” So I sat with that. I drove around aimlessly, with my favorite music on, gave myself an hour to be this way, dried my eyes, put some sunglasses on, and decided to move on ✨ It’s still with me but in the backseat instead of shotgun. I’m sharing this for myself as much as the one person who might think “Me too.” You’re not alone ✨ While I believe in positivity, I believe in transparency and authenticity more. Perfect is exhausting. Vulnerability is nerve wracking but ultimately freeing ✨ So now...I’m letting all that dust go - not sweeping it under the rug but instead leaving it behind and paving a new path while taking a step forward ✨ Because it is what it is and I know better days are ahead, waiting for the perfectly imperfect me.