The little blog that could…this is my new name for the site. I never thought that a blog I created out of sheer creative frustration and the need to vent would become such a beautiful calling. I haven’t looked at this blog since January, when my world was filled with such a tornado of joy, disappointments, illnesses, and the anticipation of my upcoming marriage. I could barely keep my main beauty blog afloat, let alone worry about my tiny “journal blog”. I thought, honestly, who in the world is reading my babble?
So, I forgot about it and walked away. I dove head first into my messy, beautiful life and decided that I needed to change. I wanted to learn how to listen to that voice inside me that told me to “STOP”. Instead of barreling through the discomfort of failed business ventures, or family illness with a steadfast “It will all be ok”, I decided to face it head on and STOP living in denial. It has been difficult, confusing, healing and beyond uncomfortable to come face to face with the frustrations and fears that I have been stuffing down for years. Yet, it has been worth it. Totally, amazingly worth it.
But, here is the funny thing, as I walked away from this blog it began to grow. Woman read my stories and wrote me that they felt a universal YES when reading about my struggles and tiny triumphs. They understood. They wanted to know where I disappeared to. They wrote me to come back and continue to write. This little blog has continued to grow…just as I have. There has been no bigger sign to me than this. We all want to walk together, hand in hand, and learn from eachothers triumphs and failures. We need to know we are not alone. That is why I started this blog in the first place. I simply got lost along the way.
So, for the past year I have been putting all of my focus into life and business coaching, communication lessons, meditation, and journaling (with a lovely dose of wine, cheese and the occasional martini…because let’s be honest, those three things make life better in every way). I wanted to make sure that instead of letting life suck me down the rabbit hole, that I was going to find a way to climb back up…come hell or high water. So, this has been my learning year. It has not been easy by any means. We are all filled with questions on a daily basis, the type of worries that keep us up at night (ladies, I KNOW you have a busy monkey mind the minute your head hits the pillow). Mine have been a flurry of:
-Can I change careers after 17 years
-Can I take care of myself while taking care of the ones I love
-Can I learn to be a wife who communicates instead of retreats or blames
-Can I practice gratitude on a daily basis instead of allowing myself to focus on the negetive
-Can I have the courage to start from scratch, in business and in life
-Can I learn to love the messy, emotional, and sometimes too sensitive person that I am
-Can I love the wobbly, jiggly belly that is a reminder of my illnesses and feel confident with who I am regardless of my waist size
Yes, I can. Yes, I will. Yes, I will fall down. BUT I WILL GET BACK UP.
AND YOU CAN TOO. We will get back up together.
And now is the moment when you ask me “what’s next?”. Ahhhh….so many good, brilliantly scary, and amazing things.
For the past two months I have been working on this site behind the scenes. We are almost finished with the new layout, and content that we will be bringing to you come October.
-Interviews with some of the most incredible women in the industry, who have guided me and helped find my voice
-Weekly reflections, and inspirational quotes that will give you a lift when you find yourself frazzled
-Life hacks, workbooks and guidance on how to find easy tips to get through the most frustrating of days (martini and cheese not included)
-Books on getting you through your daily tasks, whether it be in business or life
-Workbooks on helping you grow your confidence, and project the amazing, strong and gorgeous human you are (this is a big one for me!)
-Sharing some of the resources I have counted on to guide me, encourage me, and elevate me
I want this site to be an place where you can find a story that makes you feel not so alone, and gives you the resources on how to survive life and business without making yourself crazy.
It is a journey, and we can do this together.
Here is to my new beginning. clinks wine glass, and gives a huge sigh of relief