Working towards Empowerment

by Sarah Devika Sumnauth

It’s amazing that right now, as I sit here writing this to you, I am fully aware that in 18 days my life will totally change. Urban Minerals launches on the summer solstice, June 21st and with that comes the total and irrevocable swift change in the pace of my life. Ramping up to the moment the business goes live, the website is functional, the product is ready and the drinks are poured, is a race the likes of which I have never experienced. Thank god I have the written words to help me in this transitory time.

The vast majority of us find change uncomfortable and hard to understand at times. I am no different. But what separates me from that in part however is that I courted this change. I took the steps I needed to seek it out and make it my own. So here I am. Of course there’s going to be discomfort. Of course there’s going to be anxiety. And fear? Ya it’s sitting in the corner surveying this whole party.

However, and this is a big however, I am in a very special position. It’s one that allows me to see the light from the circumstances and be utterly empowered by them. To see what I sometimes neglect to acknowledge because I’m caught up in the everyday struggles. Because there are struggles. Many of them. But that’s what makes the journey you see. The beauty and knowledge and wisdom all come from knowing that you can make something of nothing and release it to the world.

So here I go, continuing on in my own journey, ready to take each day as it comes and working towards that beautiful state called empowerment.