Find Your Hero, Right Here!

Heroes Square Budapest Hungary
You are the hero!

So… this pic was taken while in Budapest, in the Heroes Square. These amazing statues serve as a reminder of sacrifices and benevolent acts that contributed to making the city and country great. A true hero is someone who chooses bravery when faced with the option of fight or flight. This leads to achievements that help to define who they are in the world. In the presence of this artistic display, I couldn’t help but reflect on the ways that I have been my own hero.

Now believe me when I say that I am not trying to sound conceited, because that is not me at all. I am the first to give credit where credit is due, and I have always given props to my friends and supporters because I know how they have been instrumental in my successes. It’s just that after a lot of soul searching and miles of exploration under my belt, I am so clear. I mean like crystal clear with contacts and glasses, that no one has put in more work than I have and there is no shame in saying that out loud.

I didn’t just wake up one day and have a freaking epiphany. The journey has been extremely lengthy and intentional to get me to the place where I actually love and appreciate all the wondrous attributes that make me, me. I am proud that I now reside in a place (in my own head) where I recognize how necessary it is to advocate and validate for myself, in the same ways that I do for others. That growth has allowed me to see myself as the true hero, I am.

So, wherever you are in your own process of healing and growing, know that there is light at the end of the tunnel. The future is brighter now than it has ever been, because of the ability to express confidence in the decision making processes and the willingness to take chances. Personal strength comes from the bravery to live free and honor the true self.

I am the hero I see in the mirror everyday and even though I’m not psychic, I would bet that you are the hero that shows up daily in your life too.

  • Tia Chambers

    This is a great reminder! I often times can get caught in my own head as well. It’s nice to step back and take a look at your accomplishments.

    • JoyfulRambler

      Thanks for the feedback Tia. It’s funny how often we can immediately recognize good attributes in others, yet overlook our own strengths and triumphs.

  • Donna Shana

    Proper healing is so important. Most people only share it happen and never really talk about the journey. Thanks for sharing

    • JoyfulRambler

      Yessss… The journey is the thing. It’s not always easy, but it is where we grow. Thanks for your comment.

  • Great reflection and reminder. Thank you for sharing!

    • JoyfulRambler

      I think reflection is part of the process. I’m always grateful for the journey.

  • Kirstin

    OMG! You’re so right, we need to realize and accept that we are our own heroes first and foremost!

    • JoyfulRambler

      How about that? We need look no further than our mirrors to find a hero… Thanks for your comment.

  • I know I’m amazing but have trouble believing it. Which is crazy, but I’m still on my journey of self discovery.

    • JoyfulRambler

      Isn’t that crazy Mimi, we know it to be true and yet that fact somehow escapes us. But the journey continues.

  • Kay’s Ways

    It truly is a journey and a struggle when that self doubt tries to creep through. At the end of the day we’re dope 😉

    • JoyfulRambler

      You are so right Kay. The struggle is real but self doubt should never cause us to forget just how dope we are. Thanks for checking out the blog.

  • Great post. I definitely needed this reminder.

    • JoyfulRambler

      I think being honest about my journey has been helpful to me and hopefully others too. Thanks for sharing in my journey.

  • Valerie Robinson

    Thanks for this awesome reminder and words of encouragement. We have to trust the process and not let self- doubt seep in. Love it!

    • JoyfulRambler

      Thanks for the kind words Valerie. I had hoped it could be encouraging to others because we often forget that greatness is a process and not an isolated response.

  • Great reminder and I absolutely needed to hear this today. Giving away far too much power lately.

  • Kayvona B.

    Love this. Very inspiring

  • Ariana Queenan

    I needed this! This has been the longest semester of my college career and I honestly didn’t think I was going to make it to the end with my sanity. So I can really relate to this post. I credit my friends, family, and colleagues because without them I don’t know where I would be.