Saturday, March 20, 2010

Climbed outside of my box!

I spoke in my last post
about feeling overwhelmed!
It certainly is better
and yet the circumstances remain unchanged!
My attitude is the key.

In addition I took small 'actions' that soothed my soul.
I cut back on the chaos of the weekend
and spent Friday night
on the couch..
with thai food!
I needed this breather!

I then committed to an event
I have always wanted to do,
I have just never felt secure
enough in me to take the chance.
I joined a group of animal advocates
who were protesting a local circus!
This post is not about my beliefs on that....
it is, instead, about the freedom I now feel,
to follow my heart!
Passion is part of who I am!
I believe ONE person can make a difference!
I LIVE OUT LOUD and don't hide who I am.
But, for a long time..
I was a chameleon!
Becoming who I needed to be
in moments,
to please those I loved!
I stifled my hopes and dreams
as I know that for some they are too much!
So, tonight I stepped out of my comfort zone
and into my circle of me!

Simple things...
one choice to be alone
the other to be 'aloud'
but, both a reflection of knowing
when to step back!
and when to stand up!
and who I am in the midst of the storm
and the calm!
and the choice I have made to be authentically me,
flaws and all,
regardless of the circumstances!


  1. You set the most wonderful example for your kids and for other women (and people in general!). I'm proud to call you my friend and I look forward to the day when we meet in person!

  2. Diane as always your comments touch my heart! The feeling is mutual!!! I really hope that days comes..and sooner then later!!:)

  3. Oh, I just love your poetry! And as a fellow animal rights activist, may I just say, "Rock ON!!"

  4. Debbie,

    If you were here, you would see me doing somersaults for you. You are one strong lady!! Good for you for treating yourself. Another thing you ought to do is think about writing a book compiled of your posts. You really know how to put feelings behind your words.


    VKT aka one of your cheerleaders

  5. Love the idea of Thai food while resting on the settee and I think it is a very noble cause to protest about the circus.
    Great that you are sorting out things and making yourself feel better.

    Nuts in May

  6. Beautifully written!

    I'm your newest follower, I found you through Friday follow! Only it's Sunday now! Do I still count?

    I hope you will come follow my blog out as well!

    Have a great weekend!

  7. I am glad that you are learning to do both. You and your children will benefit!

  8. Good for you! I recently took my children to a local political campaign and it was fantastic involving them in the process, giving them hands on exposure to the principals I carry(which were freedom to express displeasure at the government in my case but they know why we don't go to Marine Land). I'm sure your daughter will never forget and good for you as well!