It was 3 degrees this morning, friggin freezing and I was so so cold even rugged up in all my winter glory. I was getting my almond cap at the funky cafe across from where I work at flow. The days I go there I dont move for about 8 hours except to gather food and water and stretch and move to circulate my blood and then back into writing and working from a designated desk… no home comforts or other distractions. I was going to pay for my coffee but I couldn’t get to my cards as the beautiful leather gloves I had chosen to wear that morning were making it impossible to manoeuvre.

I really love the way the black leather gloves were making me feel and reflected this morning on how they made my son feel…. he wasn’t in the mood for anything and continued to tell me that I thought I was so cool and powerful in these black leather gloves and how I should stop thinking I was cool. For me I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and thought mmm they do look really cool and so I proceeded to use my hands as I spoke and felt fabulous that I had owned such gloves. I felt even more fabulous because I’d been able to keep them for a period of three years without them disappearing into the same abyss the socks in our house go to where there are never lifelong partners …. they are merely a love affair for a short time. Probably if I didn’t use these black leather slim fit gloves every day the story would be one of brief romance but for today they were together and they were possibly the coolest thing this morning being 3 degrees.

My son’s comment made me wonder “What is it that in coming out in a way that is stylish or beautiful or loud or healthy and vibrant could ever be a bad thing“. Yet it leads me to wonder about the society we live in and how we should all just fade into the same shade of colour. This morning I felt different in those gloves, not really from the actual accessory of them but because I have got so much more comfortable of late being in me…. being in the essence of me and standing out.

The more you commit to being you and getting to know you, the greater your life becomes because you not only tune into your body and your life but you are the fuel for your life…standing out in your life! So as my son was talking I held the space and I hope that today he had a moment when he realised that standing out is the greatest thing we can do for ourselves because it means that you’re not just settling for the same colour of life as the next person…. You’re just being out there grooving to the sound of your own drum or the stand out style of those well loved and looked after black leather gloves.

Shining your light always gives others permission to shine there’s… Today give yourself permission to shine.

I want you to connect into our Elevate community and in doing so share the space with some women like you that are connecting with their brightest self.

BINGE READ AWAY