Today Begins Another Journey: 40 Days of Writing

You may have heard me say it before and it just continues to feel true:

I don't know how to play small. I've got a real "go big or go home" kinda vibe. And I'm okay with that, for the most part. Sure, it can make life overwhelming sometimes when I bite off more than I can chew... I've heard the saying, though, that "I'd rather choke on greatness than nibble on mediocrity," and I'm here for it.



While listening to a podcast the other day (Marie Forleo, if you're interested) I was inspired by a musician who gave herself a challenge: Write one song (at least 60 seconds) a day for a year and upload it to YouTube. Of course, the idea of a self-imposed creative challenge peaked my interest. I thought about video, which the performer in me loves the most, but I don't know that I currently have the bandwidth for that kind of production. Instagram is a small but growing community that I'm enjoying serving just as it is right now, so I didn't want to mess that up. I hate Facebook. I don't record podcasts from my home, so that was a barrier...



Soooo what's the plan now? 40 days of blog posts.

Which I don't even really know how to do, other than to write them and post them? But write about what? And will anyone read? Will it be a waste of time? Does this help my business?


I don't know the answer to any of those questions, but what I do know is that I think it will help ME. Challenges help me, and so do parameters. I'm not really a type-A person, I don't think (when you spend time with my ACTUAL type-A teacher friends, you realize just what a creative/free-spirited mind I have) but when it comes to parameters around projects and crushing goals, I show up flying my "go big or go home" flag and figure out a way to make it happen!


"Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur" is the label that seems to describe me best right now. I'm having trouble putting myself in any other box because I can't fathom the idea of excluding possibilities.

I know that I want to help women (and anyone who wants to listen, but I understand women best) to create lifestyles they love through healthy habits, good nutrition, self-care, strong daily routines, positive mindset, and humor. I haven't figured out the "best" ways for me to do that yet, but my gosh, am I trying! And all that trying is making me dig deep, utilize a lot of prior experiences, spend a lot of time time in self-reflection, and try an awful lot of things.


To the 6 of you who read this far and are standing by me through all the trying, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.


So, here are my parameters:

  • one blog post per day

  • 40 days (brings me right to the end of October)

  • published by noon

  • shared to at least one social platform (email list, instagram, pinterest, facebook)

No parameters on topic or length, because I really want to stick to this! I'm excited to see what ideas will unfold, what topics I feel drawn to, and what posts are the most beneficial to you, 6 people that I love so dearly. ;)


Maybe I'll share more of these musings... I also can imagine I'll share about day-to-day life, products I'm loving, recipes to try, how I get inspired, shortcuts in the kitchen... There are so many possibilites!


What would be super cool would be if you would subscribe, or leave comments, or share on social when something speaks to you... When I know what you love and what helps, I'm SO inspired to do more of that.


Always so grateful for your support. Let's see where the journey goes next. <3


Be Well!


Steph

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