aha11: just be fabulous


We all have snags in our footwork.

The quintessential stub of the toe 

At the very same place in the sequence 

Every single time we run the pattern.

And still.

We keep running it.  Keep hitting the snag.  Keep thinking 

This time it will be different.

And then 


It’s not.



What, exactly, are we to do with this impediment? 

Just keep it?  Embrace it?  Allow it?  

Say, “I mean to do that” and make it cool?

Perhaps, yes 

If it truly cannot be overcome.

But then.

How many things truly, truly fit this bill?

I am finding the answer — when it comes to me and my perceived limitations — to be:

Very few.

I am also finding 

When I have the heart to stub my toe in community 

In the company of people who support the changes I want to make 

People who will watch with care, break down my moves, give me honest feedback and encourage me to try again 

Without thinking, without judging, without expecting perfection 

People who will look me in the eye and say 

“Just be fabulous.”

Well, then —what do you know?

I am.

Is there a limitation you want to get past rather than letting it drag you down and hold you back?  Are you ready to bring this into community?  How will you open yourself up to finding the right community, teacher or coach? 

ORIGINALLY POSTED AUG 18, 2011 on everydayahas.com

Author: Julie Ann Stevens

My art flows from the patterns & paths of my lived experience which ⏤ like yours ⏤ are at once deeply personal and entirely universal.

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