I’m afraid of change. Not in the sense of adventure or opportunities, that way of looking forward, but rather it’s the loss.
It’s a loss that only comes from a deeply held place or connection. It holds no regrets, no doubts, no disconnect, no, it comes from a time deeply shared openly with others. In these moments I reflect what was given and received, reflected and spoken, held and let go. It’s in these moments that I feel that growth that comes from being touched by another, connecting as a community and warmly given from the hearts of others. It’s a time I felt less alone.
Three years ago I had no idea of the connections I would make, the time I am grateful to share and the wholeness gained. I had no way of knowing that what I had to say, reveal and give would be so warmly and thoughtfully received. This entire community, Our Collective, gave me, my expression, my own voice—that safe place to try, stumble and fail. This community allowed a place for all to gather when needed and give when was ready. My father once told me to never be the one to leave an embrace first. Thank you for not letting go of this collective embrace first. Truly.
I’d like to thank Tracey for, through the graciousness of Shutter Sisters, helping me begin this journey and ultimately with me in the Our Collective.
Because of all of you, I feel less afraid of change—seeing that horizon. I feel the time shared and I feel love.