Why I’m Not Afraid of Change
When I logged in to prepare this post, I realized that I haven’t sent an email since September 28th. At first, this bummed me out because one of my missions for this year was to be more consistent with writing and sharing.
The reality is that the only thing that has felt consistent these past couple of years is the rapid rate of change…
…both in the world at large and in my own personal corner of it.
Interestingly, when I look at things through this lens, I am able to find abundant self-compassion and self-acceptance because, while I haven’t been consistent about writing and sharing my thoughts about all the things that have been going on, I have been consistent in my ability to sit comfortably in the discomfort of all the change – both good and bad, while remaining committed to the overall vision of what I want my life and my work to be.
That paragraph makes it all sound so simple, and perhaps it was simple…but not necessarily easy.
This past year brought many ebbs and flows and evolutions. I experienced some really beautiful high points that I worked very hard to achieve and remain wonderfully proud of, along with some unexpected lows that I somehow did not see coming and which caught me totally off guard.
What allowed me to move through all of it was the willingness and ability to be curious about each moment as it happened, and to use all my self-awareness and communication tools to be present in, and maneuver through each situation with care and intention.
Did I get it right every time? Absolutely f*&%ing not.
But…I continued and continue to practice and improve. And I continued and continue to feel stronger and clearer and more grounded. And I continued and continue to have an increased level of positive impact on my life and the world around me – both personally and professionally.
So, not only did I not fall apart through all the change, but I also became better because of it.
And you can, too.
It’s not a secret formula. And it’s not magic. (It feels pretty magical though, to be honest.)
It takes some courage and some curiosity…and if you’ve somehow made it to this mailing list, and you’ve read this far down this email, then I know you have both (even when you think you don’t).
It also takes a commitment to get to know yourself better and to trust that you can learn how to connect with the world around you in a more conscious and self-driven way. <–This is when you realize that you don’t need magic because you are the magic.🪄✨
If you need one, here is your permission slip to make that commitment.
That first step will look different for everyone, so your first assignment is to choose one that is right for you based on what you know about yourself right now. Maybe it means taking that first dance class or singing lesson. Maybe it looks like getting a therapist or starting a yoga practice. Maybe it looks like working with a coach like me or one of my many wonderful colleagues.
Whatever it is for you, get to it! Be afraid and make the leap anyway.
This is your initiation into a whole new way of being in the world.
You don’t need to know what the rest of the journey will be…it will unfold as you go as you remain courageous and curious. You’ve totally got this. You do.