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I Did It!

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By Leah EllaPublished 7 months ago 2 min read
I Did It!
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I’ve been wanting to start a podcast for over a year and I finally did it! My obsession with it being perfect, having the right cohosts and guests… Everything dissipated because what really mattered the most to me was reaching a goal that I had set for myself. I couldn’t let another year go by without believing in myself. Especially after the year I’ve had, here’s my story of becoming.

I give credit to change and all the ways I’ve allowed rejection to help me find my true purpose. Finding yourself, remembering who you are at your core takes a lot of uncovering, recovering and rediscovering yourself. I’m proud to say that I love who I’m becoming. It took me 38 years to get here! “Loving You Is Easy Cuz You’re Beautiful,” is playing in my head. My new goal is to fall in love with myself.

Song by Minnie Riperton

I have a book title in mind and releasing this podcast is the first step in writing this book. I would love to be able to release it by my 40th birthday. If you have any recommendations on self-publishing or if you have yourself, please leave your comments below.

It feels strange listening to myself. I love podcasts and audiobooks and have considered voice acting, so what was I really waiting on? The final push was discussing Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs actually. Funny enough, it pushed me into allowing my voice to be heard. The one thing that I’ve fought my entire life to be able to do is listen to and trust myself. No one else is allowed to or can live my life for me. It’s funny to imagine the many institutions and individuals who have tried and today I can say, have successfully failed. I’m me and that’s my most proud achievement thus far.

I’m excited! At 3am this morning, I decided to hit record and just speak. I didn’t write anything down, I just tried to speak my truth and choose words with intention. It’s by no means perfect but practice makes progress and I’m here for it! Thanks to Spotify for Podcasters, my podcast is finally here!

Last month for Halloween my costume was a pregnant belly and a baby. I was both the expecting Mother and the baby. I birthed myself and this is a part of that process. My journey of acceptance and healing was not one that I chose. It chose me. Life told me it was time Leah. It’s time.

The need for self-actualization resonated with me and also scared me. According to Maslow, only 2% of the population were able to do this because well, life would get into the way. I thought to myself, I can’t let life get in my way. What happens to me can’t win.

What are the themes of your life? “Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Who Is The Most Authentic Of Them All,” is actually a challenge to myself and to all of my listeners. When was the last time you took a look in the mirror and liked what you saw? In the words of Oscar Wilde, “Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Taken.”

“Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Who Is The Most Authentic Of Them All”

I hope that you will join me on this journey because life is the destination. I give you permission to push the play button. I hope that my words will provoke reflection in quiet moments, as you learn to embrace all of you. Let me be your mirror, it’s time to love what you see!


About the Creator

Leah Ella

Caribbean-American(she/her)+Actor+Life Coach student.

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  • Kendall Defoe 7 months ago

    Excellent! I may check this out!

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