Cheryl Strayed Once Said…

Cheryl Strayed was born on September 17, 1968. Cheryl is an American memoirist, novelist, essayist, and podcast host.

I knew that if I allowed fear to overtake me, my journey was doomed. Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell ourselves, and I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. Nothing could vanquish me. – Cheryl Strayed

I may not have hiked the PCT but I have had adventures. I moved to Abilene at 19 years of age, and moved to New York City at 21 ventured to Wisconsin and back to Austin and now in Ohio. I have been scared on and off and on again but I haven’t let that get in my way of helping me get away to where I feel safer. I have known my brave but I have also seen my weak and I prefer the strength.

You will learn a lot from yourself if you stretch in the direction of goodness. Of bigness, of kindness, of forgiveness, of emotional bravery. Be a warrior for love. – Cheryl Strayed

I have learned much about myself through the years. And I keep learning and growing and I hope to take you along on my journey. Some of you have already been here for quite awhile and some of you are getting to know me. I hope you enjoy your stay with me. I feel one thing I’ve done in life that is right is to be kind and good and be a warrior for love.

You have to say I am forgiven again and again until it becomes the story you believe about yourself. – Cheryl Strayed

I believe this very well could be true about forgiving ones self, you have to try and try until you are able to forgive yourself. Sometimes it may take a little time and sometimes it may take all your life to be able to do it. And sometimes I think that one tries and maybe it never happens but I’d like to think it does.