On Owning Our Stories
I had an unsettling experience last weekend in which I had to leave an event I was attending because I felt very uncomfortable. The reason why I left was something quite personal and even here where I feel free to express myself, I don’t feel able to write about the reason yet. In reflecting on this I thought of Brene Brown’s quote:
When we deny the story, it defines us. When we own the story, we can write a brave new ending.
In essence, through not being able to face the truth of my own story, I couldn’t bear to be in that situation. Perhaps I should have stayed and faced the truth uncomfortable as it was, rather than running away.
Is there a part of your story which you find difficult to face up to? Or have you learned to own your story? I’d really love to hear your thoughts on this.