Getting Myself Unstuck

Hello, Wednesday! I'm so excited to share my second Sometimes, Always, Never newsletter. A pep talk for your inbox! I won't always be posting them here, so feel free to subscribe if you're interested in keeping up-to-date.

Lately, I've been making excuses.

I feel stuck. I have too much on my plate. I'm overwhelmed. I don't know where to begin. I don't have enough time. 

I cited all of these reasons, among others, as I talked to my sister about where I am with my business. 

And, the truth is, they're true. I have taken on a bit too much and it's overwhelming me.

However, as I explained them to her, I realized that just because they're true doesn't mean they aren't excuses. They've become my crutch - my reason not to go forward. Once I said them out loud, I realized the only thing holding me back was myself. Isn't that always how it goes? 

I realized I needed to force my own hand - to create accountability. I can't change the circumstances that are overwhelming me, but I can help myself get unstuck by committing to deadlines and milestones. By controlling the elements that are within reach and letting go of those that are not. And by acknowledging what is baked in fear and what is in Truth. 

So that's where I am this week: committing to going forward, ready or not. Committing to focus groups and camp dates. Committing to things that feel scary, but also exciting. 

I hope your 2016 is off to a great start. I hope you feel refreshed and not stuck and that your year is bringing more adventure than you imagined.

PS: Feeling stuck yourself? Check out this great read.

a love letter to you & 2015

Happy Monday, friends! I'm so excited to share my first Sometimes, Always, Never newsletter. A pep talk for your inbox! I won't be posting them here after this first edition, so feel free to subscribe if you're interested in keeping up-to-date.

A love letter to you.

Dear friends,

I'll admit I'm still figuring out how to manage my own business. I'm still learning how to create my personal brand, keep up with my website and understand industry trends. There is so much to learn as you begin launching, creating and planning a small business. It's beautiful and overwhelming all at once.

Last week, I logged into my MailChimp account for the first time since I set it up (again, admittedly still learning). I was shocked and overwhelmed to find all of your names signed up to receive my newsletter.

I wanted to take a moment to tell you how much this means to me.

Thank you. Thank you for signing up and for indicating to me that you want to hear more from me - and hear more about what I'm doing. Absolutely nothing could mean more to me.

2015 has been a beautiful year. It has been full of so much joy as I got engaged, began launching my own business and became more sure of my purpose on this Earth. Thank you for walking in this journey with me. Thank you for your love, support, prayers and willingness to take the time to read what I'm up to. Absolutely nothing could mean more to me.

So, here's to more growth and adventure in 2016. Here's to more passion, more love and more excitement. And, most of all, here's to you.