I was originally going to call this little experiment my, “30-Day Blog Challenge” but after some consideration, I quickly realized that calling this challenge a challenge would only make it feel, well, more challenging. So, I’m doing what any firm believer in the Law of Attraction would do, and calling it what I hope it will become…
a good ol’ fashioned love affair
And when I say love affair, I mean this: passionate, raw, energized, in-the-moment, new, vulnerable, amazing, unknown, and potentially a little dangerous. That! my friends, is what I’m here to create.
Here’s the deal. I have a story in my head that goes something like this: “Writing a blog post feels like homework.” Followed by: “I don’t like homework, so I’m not going to do it….so there (insert whining voice).” Let me just say that this is not the most mature or professional attitude to attach to a potentially integral part of my business. I get that.
Let me also say that I am really ready to shift my relationship with my blog. The truth is I actually get quite excited about writing and I certainly have no shortage of epiphanies, experiences, reflections, emotions, unfoldings and aha moments to share. I also get super turned on by authentic expression, vulnerability, new ideas and sharing from the heart, so what better place to practice all these endearing activities than here on my sadly neglected blog?!
But, here’s the thing. I’m simply not inspired to assemble long thought-out blog posts full of beautiful pictures, poetic writing and links to amazing things. Nope. I need this to be easy. I need to make friends with my blog and it needs to be the kind of friendship that feeds me rather than depletes me. Seriously. It’s been too long and we are officially estranged.
So, how do I reinvent my relationship to this form of expression? I’m pretty sure I just need to get out of my own way and let myself off the hook. With so much going on in my life right now, this practice of writing and sharing simply needs to be easy, soul-filling and spontaneous…just like the way I paint. Similarly, I need to give myself permission to be imperfect. To be candid. To be raw. To be authentic. To follow my intuition. To let it flow. To trust that what arises in the moment is meant to come through. To explore parts of my life I have yet to explore. To remember there are no mistakes. Hmmmm…sounds familiar.
And, I don’t know about you, but for me, I have a much easier time committing to something if other people are involved…
This is where you come in.
For the next thirty days, starting today, I am committing to YOU, my lovely readers, to post something—anything—everyday for the next thirty days. Some days I might just post a photo (I do love Instagram after all). Some days it might be a poem. Some days it might be a very random, but real, thought. Again, this is all about taking the pressure off myself in order to totally re-define my relationship with this practice. Really, anything could happen. Trust me when I say I have NO idea what’s to come, because none of these posts have been written. In fact, I had no idea what I was going to say in this post either. Perfect.
Inspired by my friend and colleague, Rachael Rice, (aka the Cosmic American and dream-catcher maker extraordinaire), I am using my groovy new sticky notes as a visual reminder of my commitment to this love affair. So here they are friends…one sticky note down, twenty-nine to go.
I think I’m falling in love…