I felt a rush of inspiration this morning as I was on my way home from daycare drop off. I drive out through the country over this big hill and at one point I’m high enough up for a gorgeous view of the countryside and the fog hanging in the low spots. It was really beautiful and I realized, I never really notice it regardless of the fact that I cruise past a few times a week. Life is SO busy it’s easy to take the small things for granted.
I’m feeling really grateful this week, as I saw the resounding support of my new business launch. I NEVER thought I would have the courage and tenacity to do something like that, but the support from *a lot* of people has reinforced my decision and has helped my confidence a lot. I’ll admit though, I told a colleague and friend yesterday that I flip-flop between being super confident, and super scared. She responded with “Being a little scared is a good thing, it means you made the right choice.” I appreciated that.
At the top of this year, I thought a lot about my goals and dreams. What qualities did I want to embrace, which ones should I be working on? One I didn’t count in either list was vulnerability. But as the year has flown by it turns out, that very quality has been what I’ve MOST embraced, not only in myself but in other people too. It is SO hard to put yourself out there. It’s hard to share pieces of your soul with strangers or friends alike. It’s hard to say, “I’m not sure if this is right.” It’s hard to go for it. This is why I think it’s so vital that we stop judging others and start supporting. Really, truly supporting.
I admire the shit out of people who do their own thing and share it with the world. It’s a very good lesson in self confidence and one that people should recognize more. This tiny blog in my corner of the Internet has given me so much strength I didn’t know I had, because people give me their support and I appreciate it so much. And you know what? If you read my blogs, watch my Instagram stories and don’t like what you see, that’s cool with me, because I’m going to keep doing my thing which is something I’ve really come to be proud of. Either way, I’ve learned a lot about thick skin and have never felt better about my choices and the way I decide to live.
So to wrap it up, I just want to say this: If you are thinking about doing something that would put you outside of your comfort zone – you have my support. If you’re worried if you share something on the internet people will judge you – you’ve got my support. If you want to start a business, or chop your hair off of share a selfie of your outfit because it makes you feel really beautiful – GO FOR IT. Be vulnerable, push yourself. You never know when you’re going to stumble upon what makes you, your best you.
Here we are in mid-September and I’m pretty certain that I’ve figured out which quality in myself I’m most proud of. Vulnerability.
Have the best weekend,