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Be Your Own Hero!



I was listening to my playlist this morning while getting dressed for the day. One of my favorite songs is Landslide by Stevie Nicks. Why? It speaks to me. Have I said how music affects me? I think I have, but if not? Well, I have now.

All of my defining moments in my life can be tied to music. My emotions, events that have happened, wins, losses – each and every imaginable moment.

Now, don’t let the word landslide throw you off!  My landslide is how amazingly quickly desires, dreams, and goals manifest when you are in the flow and let go and let the landslide begin! My landslide at the present moment is letting go of what does not work for me and allowing fulfilling moments to rush in. My landslide is learning to rely on myself and creating a loving relationship with myself so I can honor my relationships with others with every fiber of my being.

I have had heroes in my life that have influenced me, and I treasure each and every one of them. But there is one truth that keeps hammering home. No matter how much someone inspires you – no matter how much you look up to someone as your hero – inevitably, they show that they are human. What, you say?

The dark comes with the light. It’s the yin and yang of life. And it’s a necessary part of life. We are all human, and we all fail at some point in our life.

This truth has hit home several times lately. No matter how much I fight it, the truth is … Everything you need is right there inside just for the asking!

Yeah, everything! Sometimes, it’s just hidden so deep that it takes a bulldozer to dig it out. And sometimes, that bulldozer belongs to someone who has been made a hero in your life.

The greatest gift a friend can give you is that chance to be your own hero and to be that bulldozer. I was given that gift in the past few weeks. There are those in my life upon whom I had depended – to be and do certain things. The truth is? I asked more than what could have been expected. And my friend, in her very blunt way, let me know. I love how she sees the truth and isn’t afraid to tell me.

After an hour of sobs and tantrums, she was quiet. After I calmed down, she asked, “Are you finished?”

Okay, I admit, my ego really started to collapse. In her special way, she asked, “Do you want me to be quiet, or do you want feedback?” Now, this friend is quite intuitive and is ever ready to give her “feedback.” I said yes with great trepidation. Her words?

“Be your own hero.  Because you are the most amazing creature ever created!” That’s it!

What a reminder! And what a wonderful friend to tell me that and to be the reminder. Everyone needs a friend like that! And I am so blessed to have one. She’s not my hero, but she is there to remind me that I am my own hero. She is my bulldozer!

So, if you’re reading this? Then my message to you is, “Be your own hero. Because you are THE MOST amazing creature ever created!”

Camille Wylde

Camille is a poet, author, and artist with two books coming out soon. She leads women’s empowerment workshops and retreats focused on improving body image and teaching women to embrace their own beauty and sensuality. While the body of her work is in erotica and romance, she focuses on the strength of women and their inner voices. Kind hearted and loving, her motivation in writing and art is the beauty of women – all women!

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  1. Adeola says:

    Amazing as ever, Camille. Thanks

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