Lead, follow, or get out of my way
Today’s Prompt: Which role fits you and why?
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build. Ecclesiastes 3:1-3
When a cause captures my attention and lights a fire in my belly, I can rarely turn away. This is when I become a leader. It’s not because I try to get others to follow me, but more that others are willing to follow my example. Sometimes I follow when the cause and leaders are great and worthy. I have no problem with either role. I can engage in both, but never do so blindly. I am capable of independent thought and the willingness to step out of either role if necessary.
When it comes to Migraines, I have been content to sit on the sidelines, remaining invisible as much as possible. Migraines are part of my personal life. As a therapist and counselor by trade I have been encouraged to separate my personal and private lives. The effort to keep them separate in a world of blogs, social media, and Google has proven a difficult task. Most recently I have changed course. Rather than spending my precious energy trying to conceal the impossible, I have chosen to shine a light on it. People can tell when you are not being genuine. I have weighed the cost and discovered that being my genuine self, migraines and all, is a better service to my clients, colleagues, friends, family and myself. My take on “getting out of the way” means that I won’t let anyone try to stop me from being genuine even if that means that clients can “google” me and find this blog.
I guess you would say I am more of a “free spirit”. I will follow when the conviction of my soul leads me down the same path you have forged. I will lead when I know the way and others seem lost. I will forge my own path and leave behind the naysayers and outdated traditions if necessary.
So lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. Just don’t try to stop me.
National Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by the National Headache Foundation.
The Blogger’s Challenge is initiated by www.FightingHeadacheDisorders.com.