Today, I am

Tired of trying

Weary of worrying

Frightened of failing

Scared of succumbing.

Today, I am

Invisibly clad in sparkling scarlet spandex

Hair buffeted by the breeze

Muscles awake and alert

Spring in my step, shine on my soul.

Today, I am

Rediscovering romance

Reiterating reason

Reveling in retreat

Rejoicing in redemption.




Shonali Burke
Founder and publisher of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke helps purpose-driven brands bring big ideas to life. She teaches at The Johns Hopkins University, has gone back to school herself with the Harvard Business Analytics Program, and is creator/lead instructor at The Social PR Virtuoso® online training hub , where ambitious PR pros learn how to unleash their inner Social PR superheroes. Owned by Lola the Basset Hound, she's mad about ABBA, bacon, cooking, dogs, and Elvis, though not necessarily in that order. Wouldn't you like to be in her kitchen?
Shonali Burke
Shonali Burke