And yes, what is the point? What is the point of living but not really living? Why bother going through life without really showing yourself, putting yourself out there and putting yourself to the test? Who knows what amazing thing you can do if you would open up and try?
One day, you get fed up of being one of the sheep and decide to become your own person. You decide to take your life back and make a few choices for yourself. A journey begins towards killing off the white swan.
You start to realise that things you felt you had no control over were just waiting for you to grab hold and make a choice – any choice. You start to realise there really are no wrong choices, just defeatist reactions to consequences. There are definitely times when you long to return to the orderly life that you once knew and yet it seems like too many steps back.
Unlike the Black Swan in Swan Lake, you learn that you do not need to trample on everyone around you to get your way. However, you definitely learn to assert yourself. No more settling for the crumbs everyone else has left because you begin to realise no one is any more worth it than you.
You no longer live for the accolades of others, you know you are priceless and you seek to leave your stamp wherever you go. The accolades begin to follow anyway as well as the nasty gossip of the naysayers. The Black Swan cannot help but be noticed. B2
You live life with passion, you live life deliberately and your enjoyment of life multiplies.
The white swan in you is killed off as you realise you cannot return to life as you had known it. You wonder what took you so long to take a step.
Is it time for you to let your Black Swan out?