I am finally releasing my blog to the world. A couple of years ago I created this site, but never publically said “here it is.” I’m nervous, excited, and ready to see where it takes me. This idea of using our best has settled into the deepest recesses of my brain and won’t let me forget it. I see it everywhere, all the time. I saw it when I read and watched Marie Kondo. She helped me find the items with the biggest sparks and the most joy, so why couldn’t I bring myself to use them?
I saw it when with laughter and honesty Brene Brown taught me to lean into vulnerability, and that it’s OK to do things that cause us emotional exposure. So why did it feel so vulnerable to walk out of my house in my best dress?
I saw it daily in my own closet when I would go to reach for my nicest top, yet never wore it out of the house, because tomorrow, or later, was a better time.
The biggest area I kept seeing my fear was in putting off releasing this blog. Later, next month, when I’m ready and it’s perfect. Well, after a couple of years I started to realize later wasn’t coming. So, here it is. Not perfect, but showing up.
I believe that’s a big part of it, showing up in your best dress when you’re unsure.
Lighting the candle when you’re not sure the experience will match your expectations.
Using the good china even though there’s a risk you’ll chip it.
I don’t have this figured out. I still have some dresses I struggle to wear, and some shirts I would hate to spill on. What I do know is I’m getting better. I use all my fancy glasses, I light all my candles, and I drink all the good alcohol. I’m learning and growing and doing this, risk and all, and I hope you’ll join me.
This is where you’ll find me. Figuring out why we hold ourselves back from using our stuff and offering tools, methods, and mantras for how to change that.
I hope you’ll join me as we…
🕯️ Light the candles
🍽️ Use the good china
👗 Wear the dress
🥂 Drink the champagne
🎨 Play with the art supplies
I’m done with waiting for someday when, and I hope you are too.
Photo Jen Newman Photography