When I started writing for The Daily Feels last April, I felt so much excitement to get back to doing what I love but I was also really nervous to show a side of myself that was so vulnerable. I have stretched to levels that have forever changed me for the better within this year. I have reflected, taken a pause to see life differently, faced and accepted my truth and expressed myself in ways that I thought only my journal could understand. I have learned, even more, that vulnerability truly is the bridge to connection. When I release, I open up ways for others to do the same. Sometimes opportunities pop up in our lives and we feel unprepared, we question ourselves and refuse to leap. I’m so grateful that I jumped. You all have been there to catch me. It’s been fun, uncomfortable at times but such a beautiful journey. A quote that holds so much value in my life is from Tracee Ellis Ross— she states, “I am more than my parts, and we all are. And we all, as women, need to continue to change our gaze from how we are seen to how we are seeing. We are full and beautiful women. And let us live in that.”
I have tried to live in that space this year. I have let you in my world, given you my perspective in the hopes that we can all grow and evolve and learn together. You have shared with me and sent words of encouragement— my heart completely overflows with that love. Thank you for reading my blog, sharing it, commenting, sending me texts and dm’s. You have seen me and I see you.
Sending you all the good vibes right now and I feel them right back! Until next month…thank you, and cheers to my first anniversary here at The Daily Feels.
Tiffany Reneé is a writer, poet and activist based in New York. She is a free spirit who loves to truly connect with others. She believes that life gives us opportunities to learn and grow daily if we are open to see the beauty in the expansion. Family time, deep conversation, wine, cooking, music, laughter and travel are a few of her favorite things. She’s a soulful dreamer from the Midwest who has always been drawn to the city lights and the possibilities that exist in choosing “more” of what allows you to live a life that you love.