Light the Match

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I have been building a fire for the past 30 years but I have always been to fearful to light a match and let it burn. I have had amazing opportunities in my life but I played it safe, a lot. I was a people pleaser who did not know how powerful it was to please myself. Yes, you light that fire, it burns giving warmth and light to those around you. I instead just keep focusing on properly stacking my wood logs with the perfect amount of kindle underneath to makes others proud of me. To say, “look at this perfectly built fire, look over here and admire how awesome this is but it’s not ready yet so don’t put a match near it”. I stumbled in the dark so that in the future I could have a great light. Maybe it’s age or maybe it’s the process but it feels so good to let it burn! I can always feed the fire, sometimes it will just simmer, other times it will be a full on bonfire and heck, if it burns out, I can build another one, imagine that!
I am not saying burn yourself down to the ground. I am saying know that there will always be more wood, more fuel to feed the fire. As Maya Angelou said so well, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”. So go at it, light that fire and burn baby burn.

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