Life has been closer to perfect than I thought it would be. If you’ve been following me for a while, you may know some of the problems and obstacles I’ve had to deal with over the course of the last few years. I am so grateful for this respite, but it’s so much more than that. I feel empowered and capable and strong. And these are all increased several times over because of the pain I’ve experienced. I know people are watching me and looking up to me. Suffering has given me the tools I need to practice being a worthy leader.
So if you’re in a dark place and it feels like there’s no end, know that I have been there. The pain lies: it does end. And when it does, it is your responsibility and privilege to shine and proclaim the truth that light wins. By living it.