So a few weeks back I shared with you that I was struggling to write The Weekly Vibe because I essentially wasn’t in the mood to write it. I heard from a lot of you about how important it is to not “force” things and that we should spend more time doing that which truly makes us happy.
Yet today, the Vibe is delayed not because I couldn’t get myself to write it but rather because approximately 762 other things kept getting in the way. And ironically, the post I had planned to send to you – as part of our Spring Cleaning series – was about how we need to start taking some obligations/responsibilities/chores off our plate in order to make room for the things that truly serve us.
And here’s the thing guys – and I share this in the honor of all things Badass and Beautiful, in the name of being vulnerable and wearing it all on our sleeves: I love to write. Like when I do it there’s a part of me that lights up and all my senses start to fire on their best gears. This is why The Weekly Vibe has become something I hold so very dear.
Yet this thing – that pours me full in so many ways and that serves as the ultimate expression of myself – continuously falls to the bottom of my to-do list. And allowing it to continue to do that flies in the face of everything I stand for and preach to you on an ongoing basis. So it’s time for things to change.
But (Lord knows there shouldn’t be a “but,” yet there IS) in order for me to do so, the doubting part of my brain needs to lean on each of you in order to get me started. So, I’m going to take two pieces of advice I always dole out to my clients: I’m 1) Going to ask for help and 2) Put a big idea out there so I can have a network to hold me accountable.
Will you help me?
I want to write a book, guys. I keep talking about it and no doubt there are several people reading this right now who are like “holy sh*t, I can’t believe she actually said it.” But I wonder if you’d have any interest in it (or what I’m actually beating around the bush to ask is would you actually read it?)?
Because I have an idea for getting the process started (the prologue has been written as an essential #notetoself) and if you’d like, you can be a part of it. Believe it or not, you and all your correspondence have actually spurred it.
In a nutshell, when you guys write to me, I keep finding myself struck by just how similar many of our struggles are, despite the fact that we view them through very different lenses. So, as I coach, I can’t help but think about how beneficial it would be for people to be able to see themselves in the challenges of others. To realize that in no way are we alone. Ever.
To that end, I’m asking for your help in fueling a bit of a social experiment. One that is reminiscent of the insight gleaned from the “Dear Abby…” days. I’d love to hear from you about problems you are facing, about things that have you feeling stuck or decisions you are struggling to make. And in no way should these matters be confined to just health and fitness.
Your submissions will remain anonymous. You can even send them from an alternate email address or say you’re “asking for a friend” (and I won’t question that). In return, what I will provide is not advice but written perspective that may help you reframe your dilemma. And I’ll share the letters and my responses so that everyone can benefit.
What do you think? Can we make this happen? Can we all work on approaching our lives Badass and Beautiful style, together?
I think we need to. So if you agree and have something you’d like to reframe, simply shoot me an email at badassandbeautiful.com and let’s get this started.
And perhaps you should hold on to this email. Because there’s a good chance we’ll be able to look back at it and say “remember when?”
With gratitude. For all you do for me, which is more than you most definitely realize.