I’m sorry your five star treatment in my mind is coming to an abrupt end.
I used to be your dutiful host, as a doting mother to a child.
I used to give heed to your counsel
I used to stop dead in my tracks to appease your continuous chatter.
No more of that.
Even when my heart pounds in my ears
Even when I am fighting off shortness of breath
Even when I hear you shout out at me,
My shortcomings, my previous failures, my weight, my race, my gender,
Even when you call me out on my inadequacy for the task at hand,
No matter what-
I will run through you.
I have a fire coursing through my veins,
and this time, I am ready.
To run through the walls you put up in my mind and blaze a trail.
To let my mind go wild with exploration of possibilities.
To acknowledge my potential and pursue it.
To identify my passion and pour myself into it.
To recognise all my areas of influence and be a champion for transformation in them.
To work smart, to pursue excellence always.
To be kind, to extend a hand.
To spread love through all my actions.
I am filled with a greatness even you can’t fathom.
I will not wait in the side lines for life to pass me by.
I will be counted as part of the solution
I will serve in my generation.
I will serve my generation.
I will set a path for others that have been keeping your company
I will help others shake themselves free of you.
I will do more. I will be more.
I will be extraordinary.
Farewell my long time friend.
Not to sound rude, but, I will not miss you.
I was inspired to write this letter by a dear friend, Eva Fernandes. She was inspired by Liz Gilbert.
As we turn a new chapter, I challenge you to speak to your fear. Write it down, share with others, inspire someone else to work through their fear and excel in spite of it.
Faith over Fear.
Julianna is a Child of God, wife, entrepreneur, panel moderator, motivational speaker and ICF Transformation Coach.
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