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Own Your Story

Sep 29, 2020

What the heck does that mean?

No, really?

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.

That choice was not easy. I didn’t know what the future would hold. I had the stable job while my husband was trying to start a business. We owned a house. We had bills. We had obligations.

But I made the decision and I took action. And that decision led to more decisions. It led to more possibilities. It led to the life I have now, which is not perfect, but it’s progress, and it’s free of the horrible stress and mental anguish I had before.


Wow! This post has turned into something I wasn’t expecting, not at all what I thought it would be. But, the power of choice is on my mind. We always have choice. Sometimes our choices are limited. Sometimes our choice is to be happy or sad (which can be one of the most difficult choices of all). But the choices are there. Sometimes the choices lead to unwanted consequences, but the choices are there. Some of the choices lead to pain, but the choices are there. And many times the choices lead to more, more possibilities, more opportunities, more. The choices are there.

Take Action or Let the World Decide Your Fate

My husband always talks about a conversation he had with a church leader. The leader told him that he could either not take action and let the world decide for him, or he could make his choice, take action, and hope things go the way he wants.

Things don’t always turn out as you want, it’s true. But they turn out better than if you don’t do anything at all, than if you let someone or something else decide your fate.

DON’T let the world decide your fate. Take control of your life. Take control of the power you have over you. Own your story.

What It Means to Own Your Story, Epilogue

Because epilogues are the bomb (yeah, I grew up in the 90s).

Owning your story means recognizing the power you have to govern your life. And in that power lies possibilities.

Owning your story is not easy. It takes confidence, will, determination, hustle. But, you have the power, and that’s a good start.


If you felt anything from this post, leave a comment and/or share with a friend, or two, or many.

Remember, always be curious and let magic and curiosity have place in your life!

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