It's a funny thing.
The breaking of the shell that once encased a broken heart.
A shell that unveils a stronger, more resilient heart....person...life.
No longer protected by the bitterness and loathing of what occurred, you find yourself open and vulnerable to the elements of a life you're ready to live.
With that comes some of life's irritants; insecurity, doubt and apprehension.
Today, while sharing in these struggles of living fully, a dear friend stated something so poignant, moving and true.
She mentioned how someone told her how ill-equipped she was to be doing what she was, yet she was beyond successful and living a life by her terms. She didn't meet the "per-requisites" of what usually must be done to reach that state of life, yet she was doing so at a level beyond most.
She told me that to ensure me that what I was doing and how I was living was more than enough.
She made me realize that I am ill-equipped for the norm. For the anticipated. For the path taken by most.
But it made me realize that I was equipped for the extraordinary. The unexpected. The path least taken.
With that comment and my realization, I smile.
Smile as I stand bright-eyed and bushy-tailed towards all the elements that are bound to cross a soul wide-open to life's experiences. A life that was never equipped for the anticipated. A life that proudly takes in the unknown.
And hell, I look forward to every second of it!