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Earnest Hemingway once said, "All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence you know." I say, all you have to do is live your truth. Live the truest life you can. What does it take to get honest with ourselves? To get real? True enough to live our full potential? Our purpose?


Willingness. Willingness to resist denial and go somewhere.

Courage. Courage to set out on the journey to discover our gifts, our passions, our values and our authentic selves.

Commitment. Commitment that we'll show up every day and take the necessary steps on our path.

Trust. Trust in the process and in ourselves that we'll do the work of discovery and follow the right route.

Faith. Faith is knowing that it's meant to be and surrendering the outcome or final destination.


Denial makes our old life possible. It keeps the story, the blame and the excuses we tell ourselves as alive as the crocodiles in the Nile. Courage is having the heart to put on the Ruby slippers, break free and go for it! Trust is knowing we're exactly where we're meant to be and faith is knowing we're doing the right thing even though everyone thinks we're nuts. Commitment is persevering to finish the race.


I have committed to writing more than one true sentence for 100 days. It took a long time for me to get here and I did a lot of swimming with the crocs first. Once I got out of the water and put on those red shoes, the road still took a lot of twists and turns but I've persevered through storms and other seemingly insurmountable challenges. I trust that I am where I need to be because something deep inside me tells me so. Even if no one else can hear that voice, I do. It is the same voice that tells me to keep going. However, now I hear that voice from other people, even strangers are cheering me on, because I was brave enough to share my story. That has been the biggest blessing from this experience and it made me realize that we are all alike. We can relate, we've been there, we're in the same boat or we're on the same journey and the scenery is beautiful if we open our eyes. My last struggle may just be in letting go and surrendering the outcome. I'm not at the Emerald City yet but at this point in the near distance, it looks a lot different than I had imagined. I just may have to click my heels together and ask for a last minute miracle!

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