Last spring, I made a friend. I met her through Trent. She worked at Emory University at the time, leading a Teach for America partnered health outreach program. I did some freelance work for her, emailing back and forth through the process. Somewhere along the way, we started emailing about our souls.
Ariela is the best kind of friend—open and wise. She shared some of her writing with me, beautiful writing, where she wrote about a space in life where you are free to grow. She talked about empowerment she felt when she realized that space was something she could create, rather than just wait for passively.
“I am swept up in the feeling of being on the edge of what’s comfortable and what’s going to change me forever,” she wrote.
I know that feeling well, that pregnant pause when you release yourself to hope and fear and progress all at once. It’s vulnerability and potential and love, swirling through you at the threshold of something new. It’s the best feeling in the world.
Listening to: Mindy Gledhill, “Little Red Bike”