Living in Florida
November 2, 2018
Aleja Gwiazd
October 26, 2019

Learning to Fly

“A soul in tension that’s learning to fly
Condition grounded but determined to try
Can’t keep my eyes from the circling skies.” Pink Floyd

Growing up my eyes were always filled with wonder. Will I
ever become someone? Will I experience true love? Will I
succeed amongst the competition? My mind was filled with
potential, my heart full of daring, and my dreams had no

Without a model or mentor to guide me I lost my brave
heart and simply wanted to fit in, which led me to a whole
series of bad choices. My insecurity and fear kept me from my
success in all things. Until I experienced a traumatic experience
that shook me out of my habitual way of perceiving existence.

I decided to look deep within myself and notice my
capabilities waiting to be discovered. Then realizing how many
endless gifts, insights and teachings from my experiences I
actually had. I knew what direction to go along with but my
social conditioning had simply become to rely on the minds of
others. Even though I had so many ideas the judgements placed
upon me about what I should or shouldn’t do made me talk
myself out of what I was meant to do and meant to be. I lost
my confidence.

It saddens me to see how emaciated our society has become
and how we have become so comfortable within in.
I encourage you to look with your firm vision beyond the
crowd, in to the sun on the horizon. Look through the mirage
until you start emitting your own light. Your purpose is buried
within you and your character and your features is what makes
you unique. Find that beauty that lies within and don’t go by
the book or the opinion of others. Follow your heart and regain
your strength and confidence through determination always
knowing that failure is a necessity for success. As we are all
learning to Fly!!!

Joanna Heath
Joanna Heath
Joanna Heath is a diverse actor & model currently residing in Florida

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