What the heck does that mean?
I wrote it.
But what does it mean?
What Owning Your Story Means, Really
I do have an answer, see. Well, my answer is what it means to me and what it means for this blog.
Simply put, owning your story is about recognizing the power you have over your life. It's about confidence in who you are. It's about loving yourself. It's about recognizing your self-worth and your divine nature.
The Power You Have over Your Story, Your Life
One of the biggest lies we can tell ourself is that we don't have a choice. I hate that because one of the greatest gifts God has given us is choice, free will, agency. We always have choice. And when we say we don't have choice, we limit ourselves, we imprison ourselves.
I don't know about you, but I don't like to think of myself as a prisoner. I want to see myself as a strong individual who is capable and able to govern my own life. I like knowing that I have the power to make decisions, to take action, to keep moving, to make my life how I want it.
Of course, action is not easy. It's dang hard. It's hustle. It's minutes and hours and days and weeks and months and years of trying. It's full of disappointments and failures and being uncomfortable. But, it's also full of possibility and hopes and dreams and progress.
I Have Power over My Story
Remember that time I quit my job? Before I quit, I told myself I was stuck. I was trapped in this stressful job that made me cry so many nights, that kept me up, that interrupted quality time with my husband and family, that made my heart pump and my veins shake when I received a phone call about an "emergency." I told myself there was nothing else out there for me, that I had to keep this job because.... and I'd name all the reasons. I didn't believe I had a choice.
And then I broke. I broke so much that I couldn't calm down until my husband said, "Quit." And then my mind opened and I saw possibility in that one word. I saw freedom and release. I saw that I wasn't trapped, that I did have a choice.