I came across this video several weeks ago and was going to share then, but forgot. Definitely this is a great reminder anytime. In fact, every day I need this reminder to shirk off the fear that shadows my progression so that I might become more familiar with the Woman that I want to be. As Mothers, Entrepreneurs, normal everyday humans trying our very best out in the world, it's a great reminder. As much as we are (or not) surrounded by wonderful friends and family, we are on our own path, alone. Oftentimes, as Oprah refers to, we are on that path alone and in the dark. It is our challenge and responsibility to find our way in our own way. Cheryl Strayed isn't just a hero to me that showed through her novel, "Wild" that defeat and despair are not an ending but a tool enabling us to become our very best selves. She is a survivor. She is a sister from another mother. A kindred spirit. By baring her most personal struggles she has set an example of transcendence through the turmoil. Acknowledging that the fear, in whatever form, is there and pushing forward in spite of it shows true bravery and allows us to become stronger and more beautiful human beings.
My favorite, most profound take away from the video: "I could have run shrieking out of the wilderness and then my trip would have been over." So true.