The First One


So, I guess I should start with an introduction. I'm Ariel. And I act. I guess it stems from the fact that I'm an empath, and I'm naturally highly sensitive to the emotional lives and energies around me. And I'm incredibly curious about the human mind. I have this need to get to know people intimately. I want to know what shakes their soul and keeps them going. As Meryl Streep once said, I like to "plumb that mystery until everything is known" to me. Or at least something close to everything. I'm currently working towards making it a full time career.

In the meantime, I've found I have a lot of things I want to say. About life, about the human condition, in all its eccentricities. The ups, the downs, and everything in between. The betweens are the hardest for me. Fittingly as an empath, I tend to experience any given emotion to its fullest extent, so sometimes walking the line of the in-between can be tricky. I'm working on it. I'm still learning.

But, I digress. I've been tweaking and meditating over this project for a while now. Concerned about this or that and whatever else, and I realize something. 

None of that matters.

I just need to start writing. Because like I said. I have a lot to say. 

No set rules. No real boundaries. Just unbridled musings. So here goes. 

A special thanks to Alex and Vanessa. For sitting with me and helping me create the name nakedgrowth. I can't express enough how much I appreciate you two. Thank you for being the awesome women that you are. I couldn't have gotten here without you.