I’ve been listening to the Audible audiobook of Micelle Obama’s Becoming on my evening walks. I feel like she’s my (extraordinarily accomplished) big sister, taking me under her wing when I need the perspective of someone a bit older and a whole lot wiser. Today, Michelle reminded me about the value that feeling like you belong can have. When you believe you belong, you give yourself permission to be and to do. You belong in the room where it happens. The White House. The conference room. The stage. The studio. You belong there, so go get it. It’s yours for the taking.
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Emily P.G. Erickson is a writer with a master's degree in psychology. Her service journalism and personal essays about mental health, mindfulness, and motherhood have appeared in The New York Times, WIRED, Romper, Elemental, and elsewhere. You can find the latest from Emily at www.emilypgerickson.com. View more posts