Authenticity to me is living your life in your natural state. The state that is the real version of you. If you think of it we change just a bit every year – but some years are more significant than others. Some years we might even take a step back but, in essence, we are still a bit different than we ever were before. 2017 was like a huge leap forward for me. It has been about peeling back the onions layers and taking a hard look at all the stuff shoved under the rug and believe me there is still a lot of stuff under there.
Filling In The Deep Crevice
For about as long as I can remember I have searched for fulfillment and maybe something to fill an empty hole in my heart. That hole became a deep crevice when my security blanket (my dad) was ripped away from me in 2004. Although I had heard it many times before — I realize now more than ever that everything I need to feel complete exists within me. EVERYTHING I have been searching for is all right here — I have always possessed it, it was just buried under all the noise and garbage the world throws at us.
All Of It Exists Within Us
The universe (which is God to me) gives us everything we need from the time we are born to be happy, complete and simply amazing. As we grow, our experiences start to strip away our “knowing” of this truth and eventually we start to seek approval and acceptance from those outside of ourselves. This quest sometimes leads to making poor decisions or even worse forgetting who we are and before we know it we look in the mirror and don’t recognize the face staring back.
Excitement For This Journey
I have never been more excited to start a new year. The next 365 days are going to be simply amazing as I uncover more about the real Natalie. I am hoping to be MORE NATURALLY NATALIE than ever before. The exact Natalie God made me to be. That Natalie that lives in her natural state from the inside to the outside. I invite you to join me on this journey as I grow and uncover the gifts God has given me and hopefully you too will discover just a bit about yourself you forgot was there.
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