Thursday, April 2, 2015

Winds of Change

So, I changed my blog name (address stayed the same). Before that, I changed my career path. Somewhere along the line, our family dynamic changed. And now, I'm changing in that I am resolving to blogging more, sharing musings and motivations more, opening up and becoming more vulnerable.

Call it what you want.

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Midlife crisis
Pushing the Envelope

Call it what you want.

Change for the sake of just changing is a waste of time. Yet, allowing status quo because it's always been the way it's been or because it's comfortable follows suit - Waste.Of.Time.

Change can be one of the proverbials: elephant in the room or needle in the haystack. And, change can be sticky.

I reflect often of Brene Brown's TEDTalk about vulnerability. Her message resonates with me, especially during this time of personal and professional change. In order for us to grow, we need to open up. Take a second look into our souls to find what really makes us tick. The fear and shame I experienced created a sense of "I'm not enough" and this idea of being an impostor. So I changed. This was tough. Among all this stickiness, however, I found my authentic self. I embraced the fear and uncovered who I really was and the actions I need to take to allow my authentic self to thrive. It was like unearthing buried treasure.

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Through this murkiness of vulnerability, I connected. Connected to the power of my sisters, blood and beyond. Connected with like-minded, brilliant entrepreneurs. Connected with risk-takers, movers and shakers, and motivators. All to discover and uncover...I am enough.

When the winds of change create that whirlwind of uncertainty, take a moment to find quiet refuge, take a deep breath, open your heart and your mind, and adjust your sails.

You are enough. You always have been. You always will be.

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