Growing up, I always felt like there was this story that I was writing. It would play out in my brain and tempt me to put it pen to pad. I dabbled occasionally but was always very hesitant to let others hear all the random joy, love, sadness, confusion, pain, warmth, and much more that goes through my head. Hi, my name is Tiffani and I hope we can get to know each other better.
I woke up last year and realized I need a change. I was unhappy with work and unhappy with myself. I lost my job shortly after that and it was the best thing that I could have done. I have focused on all of the most important things in my life. I am closer to my children and I am so grateful for that. I have also been working on me. You know the usual like losing weight, dressing better, taking care of myself, all the usual. I knew there was something more to be done and that was to give myself the voice that I have buried inside for way too long.
Most people wait until the New Year to start their resolutions but I decided I couldn’t wait any longer that I had to start ensuring I was utilizing my voice in a productive way that didn’t end in destroying friendships but helped my soul. I promise this week I will tell some of the tales of me standing up for myself instead of biting my tongue. There is on more walking all over me, no more of me people pleasing. It has been hard and at times has been hurtful but the results have been freeing and quite insightful.