Yesterday I had a fairly vulnerable conversation with my boss about some ways in which I have not been fully “showing up” at work.
This was after my coach helped me draft out a conversation in which I wanted to have about my intentions to leave the team this fall. The night before the conversation I had woken up at 2 in the morning, unable to get back to sleep for a couple of hours.
Last night I slept very deeply and without disruption. Though I was not able to share ALL of the things I wanted, I definitely opened up in a few places where I’d been “hiding”. I was able to have a more authentic communication, and I will continue that process when my boss comes to town in a couple of weeks and we can talk face to face rather than by phone.
It was interesting to observe how telling the truth (even though I had massive fears about opening that conversation) released my energy and allowed me to relax. Aligning myself with truth, no matter the consequences, kept me in my integrity and my body seems to reward me for that.
What a relief.
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Yes! I believe the truth sets us free, and that is a goal we should all have. Miss Stacey rocks, doesn’t she? One of my all-time favorite teachers as well! 😉
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“In the end, the truth will set you free”. (I guess this is actually a bible verse but i take it as a line from Miss Stacey in Anne of Green Gables, lol. Always think about it though when i have fear about the consequences of the truth!