“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.”  Anne Lamott Sometimes you hit the wall and wonder if you can go one. One more step, one more activity, one more errand or one more call on your emotional well that feels dry.

The wind blows dry and hot now that your flood has past. Who will remember the pain and stress and trauma of it all? “I will,” you say to yourself even if no one is listening.

What gets you through the keyhole of transition to the other side of the door?

You know it as your stubborn hope. That energy within you that no one can take away. Your metal that is the foundation allowing you to show up one more time.

The dawn comes. You cannot forget that the new dawn will come. A transformation takes place that even you could not imagine.

The light comes again.

You move forward in your new skin only to enter the next transformation because the essence of you is evolution. Not to be avoided.

This is who you are.