Learning courage from my teenager
For most of my life, I thought of myself as courageous. I became a litigation attorney and practiced in the heavily male dominated field of heavy construction litigation.
I became a professional firefighter at age 39 beating out guys in their early 20’s in intense physical training.
This Halloween I learned far more about courage than any previous experience.
The courage to be seen as you.
To show up exactly as you want. Wearing what you want regardless of what others my say, think or do.
For Halloween, our son decided he wanted to dress as a French maid.
In a dress.
With a special bodice making the skirt flare out just so.
He wanted to wear it first to a school party and then out in the world trick or treating on Halloween night.
Are you sure you want to wear that?
My stuff coming up loud and clear.
My fears of bullying.
My fears of physical...