I did something odd 3 weeks ago. Something I haven’t done in 15 or 20 years. I stood in front of my congregation at church (that I had not been active with for a decade) and shared my heart. Who I am, what my “why” is. That I want to know their“why” for what they do in life. That I love art. That I’m a full time artist.That I was a good person even when I wasn’t coming to church. That someone’s confusion about their way doesn’t make them a sinner. That I am grateful for my trials and who shows up for me on my rough days…
Since then, things have changed for me. So many people came up to me and thanked me. For weeks after.“Hey you’re the woman that shared with us, so good to meet you!”
I don’t show up for an hour and sneak out. I stay the whole time. Last night I felt excited to go and hoped this sickness I’ve been fighting would simmer down for 3 hours so I could attend.
I’m pondering this near overnight shift in my comfort level of being in that church building.
I simply stood up and shared what mattered to me and my gratitude for it (and a desire to get to know them- right down to their favorite ice cream)
Is that all it takes in life to go to the next level?
- Use your voice
- Stand proudly in who you are
- Share gratitude
- Show interest
A beautiful awakening and certainly how I’ve been doing life the past 3 months including social media.
Hi, I’m Victoria Wynn. Here’s what I love. Here’s what I do with it. If you don’t like me I’m okay with that. If you do, I love that. ❤️