“May you never fall prey to fitting in.
May you always swirl in all the directions the sacred winds want to take you.
May you never hush your laughter nor your tears
May you breathe without restriction.
May you show up every single day to the calling that is you.
And may you always know the courage of your heart.”
A dear friend sent this poem to me after talking about the journey I’ve been on to becoming who I was made to be. I’ve been shedding the masks I’ve worn for as long as I can remember of who I thought I should be–successful businesswoman, masculine, etc. But what I’ve come to see is that when I own everything that I am, all the silly, quirky, feminine traits that make me, Katie Leigh, I not only feel whole, but I’ve seen my whole world come together.
The digital painting above was me playing around with new techniques and a new medium but was inspired by this poem. Of being swirled around in the sacred winds as you come into contact with your true essence.
This image feels true to me. It feels holy. It feels like home.
God, it feels good to be home.