How do you wish to be brave?
When I was younger people always asked me if I was going to be a teacher like my mom and I rebelled against that for many years. I thought she was a great elementary school teacher and I didn't want to teach school because I didn't want to be compared to her. And yet as I moved through life and landed at different military posts, I often found myself in the position of teaching things that I had a passion for. But I still didn't consider myself a teacher because I always felt takes a lot of bravery to put yourself out there...more bravery than I had.
Yesterday I was thinking about how I am combining my love of woman's spirituality and tea and how I'm once again sharing what I have a passion for and it hit me...I am a teacher...I come from teachers....it's in my blood. But I don't have to live up to any self imposed standard by comparing myself to my mom....there's more than one way! So my wish is to be brave in letting go of this impossible to live up to standard as I discover my own way of teaching and sharing my gifts with the world.