Dear Brave Self,
I don't give you as much credit as I should. When I see you in others it is quite obvious where you come in... so for the sake of it let's remove my name from the story...
At 14 you went on a plane by yourself to meet up with a group of people you didn't know to fly to Bolivia to train soccer for the summer. You stayed with a host family that only spoke spanish.
At 17 you went to university all the way on the other side of the united states to study (you chose environmental design/interiors with only an inkling of what you were getting yourself into).
After graduating you continued to travel internationally, something that not many around you were doing at the time. You made your way to many countries including Nicaragua and worked with an amazing crew and an amazing group of farmers to develop a master plan for a village called el eden.
Around 28 you took a 6 month leave of absence from your job (when that was not the norm) and travelled on your own Australia and New Zealand... life changing. You jumped from planes, took surfing lessons, swam with dolphins (and you are not a great swimmer), and more on this trip.
A few years later you left a secure permanant position with the city government to move to Australia for Love.
You have married and raised your son in a different country away from family and went from career girl to full time mama and stuck in some entrepreneurial efforts on the side. You and your partner have spent half a year living on the road and travelling australia with your young son and by the end of the year you all plan to be off again...
You have done and continue to do a lots of inner work and that takes courage.
And you did all those things as what many would consider a shy and reserved soul... you are not as shy any more, but now I would say you are pretty brave!
Thank you for being by my side brave self. Looking forward to the adventures to come!
P.S. "the exciting qualities you see in others also exist in you. You may not be able to see your potential, but it's there, and it is enormous!" - edge keynote