A few months ago my husband and I were entertaining friends. After we had finished our last spoonfuls of trifle and sips of expressos, one person asked, "So what's your story?"
My initial thought was- What story? I don't have one.
I have friends from various walks of life. Some come from broken homes; some even from orphanages. Some have experienced unspeakable tragedies and have overcome addiction. On the other hand, I come from a loving family. While we weren't rich, we also lacked nothing. As a teenager, I never got into the partying scene and prioritized my studies, friends and faith over boys and experimental behaviour. I've had incredible opportunities, gone on global adventures and received an education. I now have an amazing family of my own. Don't get me wrong, my life is far from perfect. It's just that sometimes I feel as if my story isn't much a story.
While my story doesn't feel like much of a story, it is my story. It is one that I should embrace. Staying the course takes bravery, courage and is often less traveled.
Tell your story. It's yours to inspire and strengthen others.