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This is Embarassing | Week 50 | Confidence Revolution

This is Embarassing | Week 50 | Confidence Revolution

My entire life I wanted to be discovered.

From a very young age I had visions of an agent plucking me out of obscurity and taking me to the big time.


I’d go on family vacations with my folks and brothers and as early as age 9 – I’d sit by the pool with a book or walk on the beach, or laugh in just the right way ( I know – embarrassing!) so that JUST IN CASE there was a talent agent nearby – I WOULD BE READY.

I heard stories of girls getting discovered and being on rocket ships to stardom. And so I just knew that I would be able manifest the same. “Any moment now, any moment now, any….”

Radio silence…for years.

Why had those girls gotten discovered and not me?

I desperately wanted a crane to drop in, scoop me up and place me into this new “I had made it life.”

For decades I wanted this…until sometime in the last 6 months – I had a flash of wisdom – flashes come to me once in a while. ;)

My journey was not about someone discovering me, my journey was about me DISCOVERING MYSELF.

Along the way I have pushed myself and done things my skill set deemed unlikely if not impossible. Some of my favorites were: being drum major in high school (I was an okay musician– but not great), getting a master’s degree (I was naturally a B student), running a marathon (I am a terrible but determined runner), building a web site (I taught myself from scratch), and writing a book (I sat my butt down and wrote every day for 1 year).

My journey is about me discovering what I am made of. And it hasn’t been easy, but it’s been BEYOND rewarding.

If the talent agent, the crane, had come and picked me up out of obscurity – I may not have developed a sense of duty, determination and tenacity. I may not have ever pushed myself. I may not have figured out what I was capable of. I may have gotten to “the big show” and crumbled because I hadn’t built up my inner self!

If you’re out there wanting to be discovered or validated – I’m here to say – You’re the one. You’re the one who is going to have to SHOW UP. And once you’ve shown yourself that YOU CAN – no can take that away from you. No one can take away your struggles and triumphs and that unshakable sense of confidence. You can stand taller because YOU ARE.

I finally gave up wanting to be discovered – but I stayed on the yellow brick road to my discovery – and I am all the better for it. I know who I am, I know what I can do and I know what I can give – and I know that I can always figure it out.

And that’s what I want for you – I want you to know that you strong and that you can make it and that you can always figure it out.

love and grace, catia

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