…with a declaration of independence. I read Inga Muscio’s book, “Cunt: A Declaration of Independence”. I was awakened. I was intrigued. Mostly, I just thought I would take her challenge: read books only by women authors for one year. Seemed innocuous enough.
Little did I know it would send my life catapulting down the road I now travel. This road of writing, traveling, giving, and mentoring. It’s not quite anything close to how I used to envision how my life would turn out. But somehow it’s better than anything I could have ever envisioned before.
It’s amazing, this butterfly effect. How one tiny action, one seemingly simple little moment cascades into a tumbling waterfall of moments that snatch you – sometimes willingly, sometimes completely unawares – down a river you might never have known you’d traverse.
A declaration of independence. I’m actually quite struck by how apropos that is. I began with a book by that title, not by any design of my own.
But when I look back, I see this is what I’m doing: I’m declaring independence.
I’m declaring my freedom to choose a path less traveled.
I’m declaring my independence from fear. From “should”. And from other people’s rules.
I’m declaring my independence from “I wish I could” and exchanging it for “I Will.”
I. Am. Me.
Where or when did it all start for you?
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Next week’s challenge: “If I could travel in time…”