Agathe said something really beautiful to me yesterday. For those of you that don’t know, during much of the year we talk nearly every day. She said:
“My way of relating to the world is only praised by people like you. And I want to hold myself as high as you do.”
Right now, we’re sitting up having one of our epic chats (it’s 3am and I should totally be asleep but …) and she elaborated.
“How are you so comfortable being you? There’s something I really admire about you. We are a lot the same, just as crazy, just as emotional and just as open. But you wear it with so much pride! You don’t apologize for who you are! Please tell me how you do this, because I need to know..!”
She has given me so much to think about. It’s like asking me for the essence of my survival tactic … because let’s be honest: the world is a challenging place as of late. But mostly I am completely floored and honored to hear such kind words about myself. We’re all a little uncertain I think and it is only with positive reinforcement from those we love and cherish that allows us to put one wobbly foot in front of the other, step by step.