It’s really hit me lately how loud everything is. The media, our friends, our mentors. And I’m sure they all mean well, but to me, it’s a bunch of noise. I’m learning to pull back & go back to the basics. I’m pulling away all the fluff, ripping apart the years of doctrine I’ve been taught, & staring at my bare foundation. It’s not pretty, but for the first time, I feel like it’s truly mine. I can build it as I see fit. And in a weird way, I’m not scared. You think I would be and I’m actually surprised I’m not. But stepping out I’m making my life as I want is exhilarating.