Originally posted on Instagram: 2gutsygirls
I was telling my#ramenwithstrangers date yesterday that for many years I tried to reconcile my all-out intensity work mode and uber chill/whatever-goes attitude because you couldn't possibly be both.
Some love one aspect of me but not the other, and meeting the Chill Sarah first then discovering the Worker Sarah can sometimes be a jarring experience (queue the ex husband who met the post-Katrina girl happy to be hanging on the beach for days in his baggies and frayed tank, then slashed $70K from a data conversion contract on day 2 of a new job confidently declaring, "I don't need a consulting team.
I got this."). I wasn't happy until I accepted that I AM both, and everything in between.
So here is to doodling pink flowers (like this one), not cowering from tough conversations, crying to Chopin, telling people what to do, gushing over babies and furry creatures and standing with my back straight when someone tells me I cannot do or have something I want, until I prove them wrong. Or at least until I learn they are right, but only after I give it a shot anyway.
Here is to nurturing all small buds to become something beautiful.
More thoughts on my ramen date coming later this week.