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I am Broken Yet Unbreakable

I am broken and yet unbreakable 

Within me flows both Yin and Yang 

I am an unmovable river of contradictory motion

Giddy, light, and Unstoppable imagination 

A fluttering butterfly stirring with excitement 

Flickering moods of grief, joy, and inspiration

Inky insight awakening curious conversation 

A driving force of love, hope, and celebration

A whirlwind of emotions turned upside and inside out

I am human, embracing all my beautiful imperfections 

People so often underestimate me. Maybe I’m partially to blame. I have a long-standing history of playing it safe, afraid to put myself out there and letting my light shine at its brightest for all to see. There are a lot of things that have happened in my past that have made it a challenge to embrace every beautiful imperfection within me and allowing it to help me shine even brighter.

While I have my own ups and downs of self-doubt, I know I am resilient. I am both tender-hearted, and a fierce warrior goddess who seeks to lead, support, and empower others. After all, I want to lead by example. I want others to see all my vulnerability raw at the surface but see me taking steps forward to share my light and speak my truth. I know this is the best way; I can help others see their shadows as a strength to help them stand taller and shine brighter, even in the face of doubt, fear, and judgment. 

My dearest rays of sunshine know you are magnificent. Let your brave inner warrior step out of the shadows and shine your brilliant light out into the world!

Letting go of Playing Small


Hello, my rays of sunshine! I’m Jenna Gee, aka the Sunshine Artist, always seeking to brighten the world around me and seeking to help others embrace the magic that’s inside them. Every day is an empty canvas waiting to be painted and an empty page waiting to be written. Let’s fill today with the magic of the world around us!

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7 thoughts on “Letting go of Playing Small

  1. Such a lovely poem, Jenna! I didn’t realize you already published your book! Congratulations! I would put a link and a picture of the book cover to the right navigation bar! As I continued listening to your podcast, I think there are many who can relate to your sentiments (*ahem* by many, I include myself too, lol). In fact this morning, I was listening to a phone broadcast about Letting go Playing Small. 🙂 Sometimes, getting outside your comfort zone is one of the places for incredible growth. So thanks for sharing your thoughts today!

    1. Thank you Sa! That’s a great idea for sharing my book on the blog, I hadn’t thought about that. 😃 I read it to of my kindergarten classes on Wednesday and it was so much fun watching there little faces.

      Playing small is definitely a lot easier than taking a leaving the security of our comfort zone. I’ve learned that it’s easiest to sometimes break it down into bite-sized steps. It’s definitely a lot easier to digest the changes that way and gradually increasing the level of discomfort. It’s growth without as much overwhelm. Thought sometimes we just have to trust ourselves and leap. 😉❤️

  2. this is such a beautiful and compelling though and reflection Jenna and I am so glad you shared it here with us, as many could actually relate to this… at some point I was once like you…

    1. Thank you Mich. 😊 For sure, I think we all can relate at one point or another. I’ve stepped in and out of just owning who I am. So many traumatic experiences have caused ups and downs of times I felt brave in the face of my fears, then I would feel the need for safety and retreat. It’s definitely a life journey. ❤️

  3. Really love this energetic poem I can feel you vulnerability and super strong resilience Jenna … we are all indeed a mix of so much! I didn’t know you had already published your book … you forgot to share that 🙂

    Our past may shape us but it never defines us 🙂

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