I first heard Kelly Jensen say that a few years ago and it has stuck with my ever since. I loved the sound of it. The idea of it... but I wasn’t quite ready to own it...
Then, I turned 30.
There was a shift.
The shift had been a long time coming, in the making kinda thing, and it seemed like the ultimate start to embrace life with intention and unapologetic ways.
I kid you not, it’s a constant work in progress, but I find myself proud and amazed at the continuing-to-add-up ways of how I am just doing my thing these past few months.
I am embracing and accepting of my true wants and needs!
I am intentional with my choices!
I am unapologetically ME!
I used to have to explain evvvverything. And maybe this is the most difficult thing to kick... but I really am getting better!
Explaining (my thoughts/actions/choices/etc) looks like justifying, overthinking, people pleasing, safe guarding, attempting to include... the list goes on... do you get the idea? (Do YOU do this, too?)
I always thought explaining “helped” me. Like maybe it helped others understand my way of thinking better... because apparently the way I think/act/make decisions sometimes is “different” than most people...
Um, excuse me? Hold up! “Different?”
...because we’re all human!
We’re all designed to be different and that's OKAY!
And hello! We aren’t all explainers and we don’t all need explanations... (so is this necessary?)
We really just need to be unapologetically ourselves and be intentional with our lives!!!
When you’re “different” - own it!
When you’re “different” - have empathy!
When you’re “different” - shine your light!
I sort of think the magic happens when we embrace our differences and make space for connections in the ways we are the same!
And that’s exactly what I’ve been striving for lately... I’m finally plugging back in feeling like I want to write more. I’m getting clear on what to share and have been working hard behind the scenes to bring my ideas to life!
Check out the new desktop look and new pages like ‘best of the blog.’
To sum things up here’s a throwback to my insta post the day after my birthday, in March...
This is 30.