When this question was asked to me, I hesitated to answer.
"Are you a leader, or a follower?"
I knew at the time I was a "follower" but so DESPERATELY wanted to be a LEADER.
Most of my life was spent striving to be part of the popular crew. To be friends with the "pretty" girls. To intentially slack in school to be "cool". I "followed". I was a "follower".
Whatever I was told to do, I did.
My life survived on asking people to make decisions for me. I did whatever I needed to to fit in.
Thinking back now, there is SO much I would have changed.
I wish I wasn't scared to be ME. I wish I didn't try to hide who I truly was. I wish I didn't let fear chase me into being a follower.
I wasn't meant to follow.
I was meant to LEAD.
Leadership is taken, not given.
Leadership is action, not position.
I am here to LEAD.
I am here to take ACTION.
I am here to INSPIRE.
I am here to Encourage.
I am here to LOVE.
I am here to SUPPORT.
I am here to EMPOWER.
I am a leader, no longer hiding in the eyes of a follower. 💖