“If you’re in the cheap seats, not putting yourself on the line, and just talking about how I can do it better, I am in no way interested in your feedback.”
I am interested in courage. I am interested in people who are courageous in their own lives and who value the courage I bring forward in my life. I am interested in people who dream and dare and put themselves on that razor thin edge between success and failure.
I am interested in people who fall, because if you stumbled it means you tried. I am interested in the effort you brought to the table and I could care less about the outcome. I am interested in the thing that keeps you awake at night and that fills your lungs with oxygen because without it you couldn’t breathe.
I am interested in your sadness, your grief, your suffering. I am interested in who you are when everyone else has left and you are stripped down to the marrow. I am interested in what shows up in you in those moments and how you decide to put the pieces back together.
I am interested in your soft spaces, the tenderness and love that allows you to extend empathy to others. I am interested in what makes you feel whole, what makes you feel safe, what brings you peace. I am interested in the quiet part of you that crosses the divide and reaches out to someone else’s heart.
I am interested in the fight. I am interested in the person behind the facade, the complicated mess that lurks just below the surface. I am interested in the tension you carry between who you are and who you could become.
It is not easy to be the person who is willing to be seen. It is brave and bold to come into that light. If you are willing to stand in that vulnerability, I am willing to invite you in. If you are not, I have no judgment for you. I have no ill will. I’m just not willing to share this space with you any longer.
Where I am going, not all will follow. But for those who do, I am filled with joy and light for what comes next.
Give ‘Em Hell