my (dis)claim(ers) to fame

Okay, so I’m sitting here with all these thoughts and ideas for this blog, but I feel like before I can start, I want to clarify a few things. In these posts, I will be sharing my perspectives. my learnings. my experiences. my feelings. And while that may seem obvious, I want to remind anyone and everyone who chooses to be here. Honestly, this blog exists to serve & honor me. Along the way, I hope that you find some things that resonate. I hope you feel seen and heard, But, at the end of the day, my intention is not to validate your experiences, they are to validate my own. But, if you find that through honoring myself, you're able to give yourself some validation, some grace, some compassion, that's a win. For both of us.

I would also like to point out that my perspective is not for everyone. I'm not going to lie, if you know me personally, you know I can get a little "whoo-whoo" at times. Whether I'm talking about astrology, or the "inner child", or how I could really go for some ashwagandha in my oat milk latte (@goop hire me), you might think I am a little..."out there? And, that's ok, because I am. Blame it on the *t-pain voice* a-a-a-a-a-a-aquarius mercury + venus placements in my natal chart.

Anyway, the point I am trying to make is that I am not for everyone. And that's OK. And I want to honor the fact that it has taken me a LONG time to get to that point- the point of "good enough". As Brené Brown says, "I am a recovering perfectionist, and an aspiring good-enoughist." like, MOOD. I don't want/need your validation/approval...I want/need my own. It's OK if my "content" isn't striking a chord, ya know? Like more than I want you to like me, I want you to find what you like and what resonates with you. Because that's how you become more you. That's how you own your shit. That's how you take up space in the world. That's how you live more wholly and authentically. That's how you be you!

And being you is your power. And being me is my power. And contrary to popular belief, we don't need to be, think, act, believe, or behave the same way. Where's the fun in that? There is space in this world for each and every one of us to "do" us.

One last disclaimer: I AM SCARED. I AM FCKN SCARED. I mean, I literally cannot even leave a tweet up for more than one minute. So, the thought of sharing my actual innermost thoughts in paragraph form has me shaking in my track sole boots. But, if I had waited to do this until I was "ready" or the time was "right"...I never would have done it.

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