Grateful For All of You

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

I am not sure I can put into adequate enough words to express how grateful I am for the responses I received on my last post. From the comments, to the messages, to the re-shares, from family, friends, strangers and even people and celebrities I have admired from afar, I am truly humbled and my heart is so full right now. Thank you. Thank you. THANK YOU! It truly does not seem adequate enough.

My blog post originated as a rambling status on my Facebook last Tuesday night. As I expressed then, it was incredibly nerve wracking and scary to share. I was shaking and kept going back and forth about whether or not to hit the post button. I closed my eyes, hit enter, and in true mermaid fashion let the waves crash where they may.

It isn’t easy being vulnerable. Honestly it isn’t easy being human not even half the time, but most of it. But we are NOT alone and we need that reminder.

You reminded me. I am truly honored so many of you trusted me with your own stories. Your struggles, perseverance and the courage you all have. I am blessed you opened yourselves up and trusted me with a vulnerable part of you and that you in-turn let me share a vulnerable part of myself.

Opening ourselves up, sharing our struggles is scary AF.

To my own type A mindset I am admitting a weakness, that I am anything less then perfect.

But that is okay. None of us are perfect and we ALL have crap we have dealt with and are dealing with.

Talking about it, not only destigmatizes and removes the shame, it also makes us realize we aren’t alone. Many more people empathize then judge us and because of that, we heal. Together.

I always say this isn’t a solitary life or a solitary journey no matter how isolated we might feel. YOU have all reminded me THAT I am not alone and neither are you. We are ALL in this crazy journey called life together. Sometimes it sucks, but there is always someone who can empathize. Your messages have helped me on my journey of healing, but you are also healing yourselves. YOU are the courageous ones and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being your beautiful inside and out fabulous selves. <3

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12 thoughts on “Grateful For All of You

  1. I will read your last post in a second! I can really relate to not wanting to be vunrable. I’ve always used humour and sarcasm to mask my feelings. I think it’s the fear that I’m putting myself out there, and someone can use that and turn what I say against me – that’s happened before. Or it looks like I’m after sympathy, when I just want to share my thoughts.
    You are amazing and if I lived in America, I would be like yes, we are hiking together or drinking cocktails. x

  2. Thank YOU beautiful lady for being so inspiring and open, and opening yourself up to be the light that has inspired others to reveal their more vunerable sides. I’m sure if it wasn’t for your post, some people would not have the courage to share their stories with you. So thank you for being there for others as well as letting us be here for you, if you ever need! So much love to you beautiful, brave, strong, independent Queen!!!! You are the loveliest soul no matter what and you inspire me to be a better person each and everyday! We will always support you! Xx

  3. You are as perfect as you can be. We all have some flaws and weakness, that makes us human. It’s also brave to share your story. It can be hard to share our tough times, but we all have them and there’s nothing wrong with admitting it xx

  4. I’m a new follower but I can imagine you poured your heart out. And you’re right. It’s not easy being vulnerable. I recently did the same because life was just getting to be a little too much for me, stress and anxiety won me over for a while and it was really hard to say “I’m fine” and mean it.
    We often think we’re on our own during those internal struggles but if you spoke about it, chances are more than a few people feel the same way or have felt the same at some point in their lives and it’s so brave of you to share your story with the world! 🙂
    I hope you are doing much better now. People always remind me that it gets worse before it gets better and another thing a good blogging friend of mine said was that it also won’t last forever. 💜
    And I may be a new follower but I will always support those who go through a hard time because even if we’re not experiencing the same thing, people deserve to have people there for them at all times.

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