It may have something to do with turning thirty this year, but I finally feel comfortable in my own skin. I had some sort of expectation for my thrity year old self that I recently shed as it did not serve me anymore. Along this journey towards the big three-o I was blessed to have been given a book by Brene Brown called The Gifts of Imperfection. As all books that come into my possession, it got placed on the shelf waiting for the perfect "right" moment. The insightful book gave me the courage and realizations that I needed to let go of who I thought I was supposed to be! Using intuition as much as possible when making decisions and following my heart were the most useful in letting go of who I thought I was supposed to be. Knowing that the creative path I had been following was my truth, I was so excited to see the book as a sign post reminding me that I was headed in the right direction! “I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.”―Brene Brown This wonderful book really helped with embracing who I am authentically and letting go of who I had thought I needed to be. Having had repetative thoughts of "when I get there, I will finally be worthy.." When "getting" there never happened, I was deeply unhappy with myself thus far. As I began loving myself, loving where I was at; when I finally let go of all these diminishing thoughts, I let go of all the what I should be's and found peace in my heart.