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As a young girl I was rather fascinated by her story. A women who did what she loved, was brave and adventurous at a time when what she wanted to do was generally frowned upon by societal norms. And yet, she captured the heart and minds of people everywhere.
In fact, this sort of thing happens more often then we realize. The ‘thing’ being admiring those who buck the ‘norms’ to follow their hearts desires. Those people who felt the ‘shouldn’t do that’ label put on them by society, but went ahead and did it anyway.
What’s that really telling us do you think?
Clearly as a society we need a sense of normalcy and expected rules and understandings. This helps us all get a long in a sense. And yet, when these ‘norms’ and ‘rules’ prevent some of us from reaching for the stars (literally in Amelia’s case) we applaud people for pushing past them. It seems we value those who are brave enough to be who they are – no matter what anyone else thinks.
We WANT to see the underdog win!
So how does that translate to our every day life?
Seems to me, as I look, I see far too many people living small and stopping themselves from reaching out and taking risks out of fear of upsetting the normal balance of things. They are living as though that feeling of shouldn’t is their own personal truth!
What would Amelia say about that I wonder?
What does your heart and spirit say about that?
We all do it. In fact, I’ve been holding back on a few things in case I can’t get it right, or figure it out or mess up and oh goodness….what will ‘people’ think? I believe I have to rephrase that to what would I think?
Suddenly, when you ask that question; everything shifts.
What do I think about holding back to please unknown masses? I think that most of them would cheer me on anyway. I think that those who wouldn’t aren’t who I want in my corner.
Let’s face it, we need to buck tradition sometimes to see what else is out there. To stretch and realize that what might have worked (or not) before can change and we can learn to be better versions of ourselves at any time.
One of the things I’ve wanted to do for a while but let lie is to shift this blog over to a self hosted one. One where I can offer more and get more creative with what I put out there. Hanging out here has been wonderful, amazing and at times breathtaking. I have noticed how much more self hosted blogs have to offer though and how much more creative they can be. I told myself I don’t have time to learn all that I’ll need to know to do it, but you know…that is what I told myself before I started this blog too.
So, I’m off to see what I can learn about it and take some steps to streeeeeetch myself in that direction today.
The courses I’ve been taking recently have helped me dig even deeper into my soul’s purpose and you’re going to see some stuff happening in the next while. I can’t wait.
What are you going to do today to break through that feeling of ‘shouldn’t’?