In the past year of my life 2019 into 2020, I’ve experienced quite a few life changes. Things like moving out of my childhood home, letting go of friendships, growing my business, watching my pup pass away, and a few health scares in close circles of mine… it’s been a ride. I feel as though the timing of this podcast couldn’t have come at a better time as I feel confident to be more vulnerable in this space than any other platform I’ve been on over the past 3 years. By no authoritative standard am I qualified to give perspective or advice on life…
The one thing I’ve taken from these amazing and traumatic experiences is that it happened to give me the courage to speak my mind when my gut feels something needs to be said for the greater good of the community. It goes back to the old saying- only speak your mind if something is kind or necessary.
In this moment, the feeling of that previous friend breakup came to mind and thats not how I wanted to leave things this time. I learned my lesson already.
This only intensified the truth that feels right to me deep in my soul- tough conversations are hard, but incredibly necessary to help people heal.
Especially in speaking up for myself as a woman business-owner, I truly believe this is why I’ve convinced myself that I’m capable of having the courage to stand up for myself and be direct in hard situations.
It’s hard to feel bitter and grateful at the same time.
I used to have a problem sticking to healthy habits, so I created a beautiful journal to solve the problem for other women. I believe in the power I have to create a ripple in the world of confidence and self-care, so I started speaking on stage and behind a camera on subjects I feel strongly about to create a fulfilling life with a foundation of good mental and physical health.
Believing you can means that you’re halfway there. Speaking how you feel in a direct but well-intended way means you’ll spend way less time creating made up and probably untrue scenarios in your head and avoid a headache of arguments.
I encourage you to schedule a time to have that conversation. I challenge you to get so lost in a project or hobby that you forget what day it is and you cant stop smiling because of the beauty in self-expression that creativity brings out from the deepest parts of your soul. And I dare you to tell yourself over and over again that you can, even when you want to believe that you cant. I’ll leave you with one last thought- It’s brighter on this side of the sun, and I believe so deeply in your ability to connect to the very reason you were placed on this earth.