Right outta nowhere
You open your heart and that changes everything
You’re going somewhere
And all you need to know is that you’re free to go.
– Christine Kane, Right Outta Nowherre
I knew that the day would come.
I would look in the mirror.
I would see that I was looking back. I would know I’d found my way past the noise of what loud voices told me.
I would hear myself telling me I had been wrong. I would see in my own eyes the wisdom of what life had shown me. I would understand, and stand on my own feet with solid ground beneath me.
Even though, I didn’t know where this day or the next was going to take me, one bit more than I had known what my route would be the day before when I had stood looking in the same mirror, I no longer wondered who would be going down that road.
Right outta nowhere, I was there, brave and vulnerable, tall and alive, funny, and not afraid of me.
Even when the usual bravery isn’t the same the courage it takes to face the sunshine knowing that . . . life isn’t about proving something, or holding on, or listening to people who don’t you.
It’s about understanding that . . .
Some choices hold you down.
Some chances set you free. . . .
It’s about believing in everything I was born for.
It’s about living, being alive, in the world that has my name.
−me strauss Letting me be