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January 22, 2021 11 min

I wanted to share with you why I called this podcast “Rise with the Light” and why I designed the logo the way I did. Seems silly for an episode, but all of it was intentional and helps to share my journey.

Throughout my journey with my son and to get to where I am now, I felt like I had to ‘rise’ out of the darkness. While I did my best to be as positive and encouraging to my son as possible, I felt so dark on the inside and any downtime I had I was just depressed and full of worry, fear, anxiety - just feeling so down. It was really hard for me to sometimes see a way forward, to see that there was hope. 

Something I heard had a profound effect on me "When there is a shadow in the darkness, there is light."

In this episode, I review the actual definitions of the words rise and light, and why they have so much meaning for me. 

I also unpack the logo, why does the arrow have little lines at the bottom. Those signify roots - and I'll tell you how I had to uproot myself out of the darkness and replant myself anew. 

For me, that light represents hope; that there is a way forward. No matter how dark things were getting, that shadow reminded me there was light, even if it was a really small amount of light - it was there.

This wasn’t the end, there was a way. 

This ignited me and motivated me to seek resources, put one foot in front of another, to figure out ways to not only work on my mindset but to realize my son needed me more than ever.

These were difficult times. I was in so much pain and dealing with so many different emotions, but I was always reminded that I could find a way through this. I could push through the pain toward the light. 

I hope you can find the light. I hope I can be the light for you. To help you, inspire you, and motivate you to keep going. 

If this resonates with you, please subscribe to this podcast so you never miss another episode. Share this podcast with someone who needs to hear it, and also DM me @susanfink.rise on Instagram. Let me know if this is helping you I would love to hear from you. 

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