You get to a place where you don’t give a rat’s @$$ what anyone thinks anymore. Not that you have no fear at all. You do. Just enough to make telling your story that much more authentic.
There is never a time where there is no fear at all. There is never a time when it doesn’t feel uncomfortable. But at some point, you have to do it for yourself and for others. Because when you tell your story, others are inspired to tell theirs. The relief is heavenly.
You might wonder why you worried for so long. Feared the reaction. But what happens when you do tell it? People express support. And there may be someone who doesn’t but usually they are the minority drowned out by all the ones who are grateful you told your truth.
But you have to be in that place, ready to tell it. It has to feel right. You have to have moved forward, discovered some things, surrendered to something over which you have no control, and met yourself where you are.
That’s when you know it’s time to tell your story.