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What Oprah’s “The Life You Want Tour” is about, is pretty self explanatory. Bringing along with her to helps us get our lives together are this stellar line-up of “O” Trailblazers; Iyanla Vanzant, Rob Bell, Elizabeth Gilbert and Deepak Chopra, MD. Let me tell you, if you can make it to this event GO! I know the tickets are pricey, which is kind of expected (its OPRAH!) is well worth it. If you can’t afford to go, I pray you get lucky like I did for someone to grace you with a pair. Oh, and bring tissue! There is a chance you will cry.
Oprah and I’s upbringing (though from one generation and I from another) have some similarities. I
too like Oprah grew up in an abusive home, I had a difficult relationship with my mother. I also, like Oprah was molested at a young age and raped at the age of 17 by someone in my home church. Now, most people who know me personally know this of me and have talked to me, and counseled me through it. To be honest, most of them never went through anything like I have to be able to relate. That always made it hard for me to accept their counsel. I felt they just didn’t understand. Oprah said a lot of the things they’ve said to me. “It’s not your fault this happened to you.”” You can be what ever you want to be,” and so on and so forth.
These are all things I’ve heard many times…but from people who have no clue how hard it is to live through such events. To see Oprah where she is now, with a past like mine; a past that I once thought defined who I was and who’d I’d become…be free from it is amazing. Notice I didn’t say rich, or successful…but FREE. I’d be lying if I said I had it all together. I’d be lying if I said the little girl inside of me doesn’t feel pain, but on this day I felt a release. I felt hope like I’ve never felt before. I am taking this journey of mine one day at time, and figuring it all out as I go. The success will come, and honestly the more I’ve let go the more I’ve received.
Since we’re being honest, I’ve been a bit reserved (not giving my ALL) on my journey as a makeup artist/blogger out of fear. Fear that I’ll be everything my mother said I am, and fear that I’ll actually fly. Yes, I am afraid to fly! I am afraid to find out how amazing I am or can be. Sounds crazy huh? For it to make more sense, I’d have to share more, and I will in due time. When I got home, I made a list of supplies I’d need to create a new vision board. One with purpose, one without fear. I said to my husband, “If all these amazing opportunities have come my way while moving forward in fear, what would happen if I move it out the way? What will I become if I begin to move in such a way; with confidence & intention?” He didn’t have a response, then I said “Amazing right?!” lol
Oprah opened my eyes to reasons I’m not where I want to be, and things I need to do to get there. I’m looking forward to doing things with more intent. What an amazing story. What an amazing life! Thank you Oprah, for sharing! Thank you for your transparency.
I hope I didn’t ramble too much here. I tend to type how I talk/think and sometimes my thoughts are always all together. LOL