Dear me: what have you got to lose?
Updated: Jul 2, 2020
be deprived of or cease to have or retain (something); become unable to find (something or someone).
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34
Can you lose something you don’t yet have? To be deprived of an item you don’t even posses. As the cinderella story once inspired us all “don’t let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game”. The world would stop if no-one took a chance, stepped out of their comfort zone, confronted their fears and decided they have nothing to lose.
Over a year ago I started a regular post on instagram under the topic Dear Me.
The purpose was to encourage myself at a time where instagram had become a negative environment in the hope that others would also be encouraged along the way. I wanted to change the narrative from this perfect judgemental forum to a positive reflection of the real world. Perfection doesn’t exist and as much as we all present our best on social media, humans generally connect with the vulnerability of one another. When the barriers are lowered and we share a piece of our heart; when we expose ourselves to the possibility of being attacked or harmed - that’s when we can associate and identify ourselves with others. There is power in vulnerability.
As a speech therapist I have a love and an interest in words and language. My degree gave me skills to be an expert communicator and to teach others skills in speech, language and understanding. The ability to converse with others is part of our humanity and words have more than just formal definitions, but emotional meanings in our lives. Words connect us, and language gives us the ability to share experiences and to bond together. Words have the power to build up or destroy. The ability to describe the narrative and to dream for what’s to come. Words bind us with personal experiences and feelings. The same word may have different meanings in each human’s vocabulary (dependant on what they've experienced). When a child learns their first word the world celebrates, as we all know that this is the turning point in their development. They now have the power to ask for help, to heal, to humiliate and to humble.
The intent behind ‘Dear me’ was to bind together a formal definition, a worldly experience and a heavenly perspective. I thought if I could encourage myself then why not inspire others along the way. I’ve loved speaking life and love over myself over the past year and hearing the impact that the posts have had on those around me. I’m constantly inspired by the stories of others and how we can all learn from one another’s life experiences - hence the birth of the #DearMeDiaries. Over the last couple of weeks I started a live IG-TV to share some of the inspiring thoughts of others in my world. I begin each week by asking my guest to complete the statement dear me.. and giving them a platform to share a piece of their heart with the world.
Its been beautiful to see this idea become a reality but as this is just a short glimpse into their lives I wanted to delve deeper - Which brings me to the purpose of this blog. Welcome to Megan Talarwen.com . This will be a place where we can bring words to life and share stories from all walks of life. A space to inspire and encourage each other. A space for vulnerability and authenticity. Sound good?- get comfy, grab a cuppa and let’s chat.