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Why are you starting here? Well because I want you to know what this blog means to me and what it could potentially mean to you too.

Ever since I could write, people have been telling me that I write well and that I have a true talent, or skill. And ever since I gained some common sense and experience, people have been coming to me for advice. I have always wanted to do something more, but I’ve been afraid. Well, not anymore! 2017 is my year! I’m no longer going to live in fear. I’m no longer going to watch people around me accomplish the goals I have set for myself. I’m no longer going to dim down my own light. I’m doing everything I want! I’m living by my favorite quote.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
– Marianne Williamson

And with that, As Told by Sid was created as a response to another blog, Meditated Melanin, as it did encourage me to break out and do something that I have always wanted to do – free write. I created this blog in hopes that you will find comfort in knowing that there is someone out there who has gone through the same things as you, or that you will gain insight, another perspective on things you may or may not know about already, or that you will become inspired, motivated to do something you’re passionate about – and not just for a short period of time. As Told by Sid was created to serve as a place of encouragement, empowerment, support, self-love, self-growth, an advice column for friendships and relationships, and truth. It is not a make-believe fairy tale about my life or the world we live in, but an account of the real world, my experiences, my thoughts and the lessons learned and knowledge gained along the way; everything won’t be what you want to hear, but I can promise you it will be real.

I obviously don’t know everything. I’m still getting to know myself. That’s why I’m here… That might be why you stay. I alone or us together will hopefully move towards figuring things out through sharing our experiences and findings. Hopefully this blog will mean as much to you as it does to me. This is a learning process for us all, and I pray it will be a process you grow to love.

With love, I welcome you to As Told by Sid.