August 30, 2021

Each week as I continue to write about our experiences, and my own personal trauma, I find I am second guessing myself constantly. Yet, when I keep going, and don’t look back, I find inner peace and healing.

The power of this disease that took hold of all of us is starting to lose its power. The disease continues to lose more and more with each sentence. I find the power doesn’t get lost, but seeps back into my mind, body, and spirit.

When you lose power, you don’t necessarily acknowledge, notice, or feel that you have lost control

You just may feel like you’re spinning, stuck, or stagnant. 

When you gain your power back, it comes back stronger than before. You can also see, feel, and notice the way you carry yourself, respond to situations, and how you look at the world changes.

Once you get that power back, it’s up to you how you use it

You can, of course, just sit on it, enjoying the view from above, looking down on where you were before. Or, you can put all your experience and what you’ve learned to good use. 

This is the part about giving back. About being grateful you’re now in the sun instead of the storm. And people may look at you, and wonder why you’re willing to get back out there to help people make changes.

That’s ok. Let them look. 

Stay true to who you are and what you are trying to accomplish. Don’t listen to those voices wondering, on the sidelines, talking about you. 

Keep going.

Because here’s the thing. I’ve done this once before with fitness. When everyone was wondering, “Oh what’s Jenn doing?” Why is she so determined to create change not only for herself, but others?

I was talked down to. I was made fun of. I began to doubt myself. But then I began to not care about what people thought of me. I felt strong, capable, and confident in who I was becoming. Their opinions didn’t matter.

Then one day, people started asking me for help- the people who once scoffed at me, approached me for guidance. 

Be willing to lead, even when it’s tough

The same can be true for you. You can get your power back. You just need to have the guts to go get it. Have the courage to get in the arena instead of being on the sidelines.

Become a part of a community where change is happening. Be a part of the movement. Help us help you take your power back. Voices InCourage launches Fall 2021.