I’m not sure exactly when it happened but at some point in the not too distant past, I slipped back into the habit of telling myself that I wasn’t good enough, that I didn’t have much to offer the world and that perhaps being invisible was preferable to be being seen.

According to my inner demon, I have nothing interesting or useful to share with the world; nothing to say that will inspire or intrigue people and I had even started to believe that perhaps it’s easier to hide than to shine, to keep myself in the shadows so that I don’t feel too naked, too exposed or too accountable. I felt certain that success was beyond my reach and that my possibilities were limited.

Well today I call bullshit.

My dearest friend recently sent me this quote by Neil Gaiman, which I read days ago but only just truly felt the truth of:

“The moment that you feel that just possibly you’re walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind and what exists on the inside, showing too much of yourself, that’s the moment you may be starting to get it right.”

Today I’ve decided that it’s time to get naked. Time to be seen and time to shine. Hold onto your hats people and watch this space for details. In the meantime take a moment to have a listen to what you have been telling yourself lately and if it’s anything less than encouraging, supportive, constructive and complimentary then I suggest that you call bullshit too.

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