We’ve all heard, “show up”, before. Show up for yourself, your passions, your hobbies, everyday, damn it, show up! In the past, I heard show up and instantly felt exhausted.
What you don’t get from this phrase is the full sentence. You know the one, the one you haven’t finished yet!
My sentence reads, “Show up… as you are.” Period. It’s about being real and vulnerable. Showing up as you are, for you. For your family. For your future aspirations. It won’t always look pretty and that is ok. That is real. That is vulnerable.
The not so pretty parts can be scary, uncomfortable, and may even hurt like hell. In these not so pretty (and truly raw) moments you get to decide what happens next.
Keep freaking going. Push to overcome. It will take time but it is so worth it.
Through difficult times, those that you surround yourself with is life. You will need a tribe. Be open and honest with them, most likely they are going through something and need you too.
A Brené Brown quote comes to mind and should be lyrics in the next Taylor Swift song. So, you know I am in love.
“If you’re not in the arena also getting your ass kicked, I’m not interested in your feedback.”– Brené Brown
This quote brings me to my last point. Be kind. Show up as you are. I hope that is kind and empathetic. Because if someone else is down, walk beside them in the arena. We all need each other. Let’s build ourselves and others back up.
Now it is time for you to finish your sentence. Show up as the best me or Show up for my kids. It’s up to you!
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