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Fierce: Extremely intense or ardent
There is a new look and a new direction here on this journal of mine. This journal has been through quite a few transformations over the past year, but this time, I have truly discovered my real, my true, my one gifted voice.
Well being is so vital to our every day existence. I have battled and struggled and experienced life...certainly not much different, worse or better than many others. But I feel the need and the calling to share what I've experienced and how I've experienced it with the hope that others will see themselves and find the fierce within.
I dream of others discovering their own voices, claiming their sense of "self" and being able to live with their stories. To be able to tell their stories whether just to themselves or to share them with others. Being fierce is a voyage of self discovery.
Being fierce isn't about being violent. It isn't about destructive behaviour. It isn't about damaging or hurting others.
My fierce is about strength and courage. It is about determination and working through adversity. It is about taking your voice and being heard. It is claiming a place in life through hard work, adversity and determination. It is doing so with respect and grace.
And as Maya Angelou says
When you know better...you do better.