When I was coming out into the new chapter of my life, things were confusing, scary, and rocky. Emotionally I felt incredibly free but I was not sure what to do with this new found freedom. I felt physically unstressed and unburdened. I didn’t know I had been so pressured until I was on the other side. But as the dust settled and emotional triggers abounded; triggers that made me remember and feel stressed/pressured/under attack, I coined a simple phrase:
Shine in spite.
In spite of how I felt; to spite the person/thing trying to bring me down; just to prove to myself that I wasn’t going to be ‘broken’; In Spite!
As I lamented a few things about how much work is left to be done, I read that slogan and smiled.
Yes, I will shine, In Spite.