I'm the girl that says it like it is.
Sometimes, I have to bite my tongue, when all I want to do is call bulls*%#.
There's a fine balance that I'm learning to appreciate; learning that I can speak my truth but it doesn't have to be the whole story.
The fine tuning and editing that's necessary when I'm writing, is also a necessity when I use my outside voice. And some things are better left unsaid, knowing that it's probably not worth the trouble of speaking your words when they won't be heard.
As I move forward towards a better me, I fine tune the balance. I'm learning to appreciate the clutter clearing that happens when you make big life changes like moving across the country. There's a lightening of the load with personal possessions, (although we didn't get rid of enough!), and there's a clearing out of people that don't transition into your new life, that has nothing to do with proximity or the fact that you've moved.
It's a transition and an adjustment. We've had so much change this year, (and there's more to come), I'm learning to navigate in a new territory without a comfort zone. I'm learning to accept change as it comes, without trying to control the outcome.