A shift happens when you start telling your story…

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Immerse yourself in a poignant poem by Amanda Medina, highlighting the transformative power of sharing one’s story. Journey from fear to empowerment, showcasing the potency of words and the profound bond between souls.

A shift happens when you start telling your story.

In the beginning, it can be scary.

You might fear no one will understand.

You worry people will turn on you.

Or even worse, no one will listen.

But if you get passed the initial fear.

If you start.

Speak it.

Write it.

Sing it.


Just share it.


Now, be aware that before you get to the shift

you have to break.

Break with your fear.

Break with your comfort.

Maybe even break with your idea of who you are.

None of that is easy.

But do not ignore it.

Do not push it aside.

Walk into it.

Embrace it.

Feel it.

Cry if you have to.

Scream if you have to.

Step back if you have to.


Then come back.

Show up again.

And little by little you will hear others.

Voices from afar.

Thank you for telling your story.

It helps to know I am not alone.

Your words comfort me in my own experience.

You have inspired me to tell my story too.

And you will know that your words

are heard,

are helping,

are comforting,

are inspiring.


And when that happens the shift comes.

The fear gives way to the realization that you are taking ownership.

That your story no longer controls you.

The words of the critics no longer pull you down.

Instead, the voices of your tribe are carrying you.

Share your story.

For yourself.

For others.

It is how you will be able to grow into the REAL YOU!


By Amanda Medina – This Adoptee Life

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