In Disney, we have lots of code words for things. “Earning my ears” means that this person is training. That is a cute, magical way to look at it, right?
This training is draining but good. I look forward to growing through this experience. Change is scary though. I do not want to become someone who is a totally different woman. Getting drunk, swearing, watching R-rated films – those are not who I want to be. Yet, I need to realize where I am holding myself back instead of allowing growth.
This process of “earning my ears” is not painless. There is confusion, nagging annoyances, and a bit of chaos involved. However, it is a beautiful experience too. I want to become myself, the person I was created to be instead of someone who is manufactured by the expectations of others and her own fears.
How do you go about “earning your ears”? What do you want to grow in over this next year?