There is no secret that I was a smidge rebellious. Not the kind that skipped school, or did drugs, but the kind that was always starting some ridiculous petition, or taking an inconvenient stand on some issue I didn’t agree with. My mother and I, both Aquarius often locked horns …literally! And by virtue of the meeting of two great minds, many colloquialisms were used and created.
The Golden Handcuff Project. My mother always told me that I must unlock the golden handcuffs to truly be free and successful. I went through many renditions of this in my head, and didn’t really understand why ANYONE would remove anything made of gold! It was only after she passed and I had my own child, that I began to understand that it could only be ME allowing myself to be “handcuffed” to things that made me comfortable. Well, complacent really. I was naturally good at many things, charismatic, have always had many friends and enjoyed success in many areas. In love, life, and career.
It wasn’t until my life was thrown under a microscope and I was globally discussed, that I realized … I could have it all AND change the world. Sometimes you need to be uncomfortable to affect change in yourself. I realized that all the career, financial, and personal successes, were wonderful, but they were LIMITED. Simply by me being comfortable.
Now as I rebuild, I am stronger and better than ever. I am a better mother, friend, sister, aunt, daughter, girlfriend, HUMAN BEING, than I ever was before. Some times you gotta lose it all to gain more than you ever dreamed of. I unlocked my Golden Handcuffs. My wish is for you to do the same!