Suits & Capes: Week Two of TYS 10 day Spoken Word Poetry Challenge

August 18 – 29, 2014, Suits & Capes Poetry Challenge!

I have now completed my challenge of publishing one spoken word poem each weekday for two weeks on TYS YouTube Channel!

It was an incredible experience in stepping outside my comfort zone, and I had a lot of fun!

Last week I reported on week one, and now, its time for the breakdown of the second half.

On Monday, I tested out my new cape with a poem on the darker side.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSCosmiHs6I

Tuesday, it was all sunshine and roses. I remembered play.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWh3X1F3zq4

Wednesday I spoke about the strength it takes to live outside your comfort zone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-odC3OsrKI

Thursday I described that moment when you know, no matter what is required, things are going to change.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8liGjB2TVo

And on Friday, for the grand finale, the cape came off and I got a little real.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1yo8uOdhFg

Completing this challenge has been an exercise in stretching my comfort zone, in being with the discomfort of uncertainty, of digging deeper to find the commitment underlying the fear, and of choosing over and over again to show up anyway.

This is how I want to live my life. Out over the edge. Digging deeper. Choosing over and over again from my heart.

Near the beginning of this challenge I came across a quote by Dag Hammarskjold. When I read it, something inside me shifted. It gives me the strength to continue to show up.

When the morning's freshness has been replaced by the weariness of midday, the leg muscles quiver under the strain, the climb seems endless, and, suddenly, nothing will go quite as you wish - it is then that you must not hesitate. 

You must not hesitate.

Create a Life You LOVE.

xo,

Danielle