This is in response to a super cool prompt under the Literary Lion challenge. This week’s prompt is “King.” The original post can be found here.
I walk around with a golden aura… or at least I like to believe so. Being an Arizona girl, I get cold easily and I to love to step into the sun and feel the hot pavement send a distinct heat through my body from the tips of my toes to my heart that is strangely similar to the burning passion I have for things that matter most to me like social justice.
My birthday is in five days, which means I am a Leo, for those of you that believe or aren’t annoyed by astrology. I like to refer to myself as a lion leo baby. There’s something about lions that reminds me of kings and queens, royalty of the animal kingdom.
Maybe it’s a bit pretentious or vain to find a connection with lions. Not that I consider myself a queen, but sometimes my boyfriend calls me his queen and it makes me feel a type of self confidence that I don’t experience often.
Or maybe it’s the fact that the first movie I ever saw was The Lion King and I had my own lion stuffed animal. Or maybe it’s that I love the golden brown color of lions and that when I take the True Colors personality test I am a gold. Either way, I feel a strong sense of connection to lions and gold.
During college I tried to find that balance between self-love and modesty. It’s something I’m still learning and instead find myself more self-conscious and full of self-doubt especially at the opinion of others instead of loving myself in the way I should love myself.
I now try to live by this quote with a new sense of reconnection with the lion family that I’ve always seen myself a part of.
Be loud. Be proud.