Drowning Out the Noise: On Criticism

"Don't allow other people's horror stories to define what you do or what's possible for you. When others speak from their experiences, remember that those are not your experiences. Your story can be different than someone else's. Stop listening to bad advice and accepting everything from other people's perspective as a fact of life."

-- Nedra Tawwab

Your heart is beating fast, your mind is following several thoughts at once and your stomach feels like you went down a bit too quickly in an old elevator. You're feeling excited and nervous and brave and curious, thinking "What if?". Something new has presented itself to you: a relationship, a travel opportunity, a new career, a journey to healing and you want to say yes to it.