I know that Jillian is not everyone’s cup of tea. Neither am I. I respect her and admire her not only because she has built an empire out of her passion, but because she seems genuine to me. She is blunt and pushy and believes we all have it in us to be the best version of ourselves. We just have to choose to. I like that.
When I decided to start this new blog that focused more on Self-help and Motivation, I had some real moments of doubt.
I worried about losing the community I had built at A Kinder Way. I worked hard to build that following. Would my friends like a new blog? Accept it? Follow it?
But mostly I doubted my value.
How can I….an over-weight, 43 year old, housewife with an anxiety disorder, a short fuse and a procrastination problem write with any authority about self- help and motivation?
But the answer came quickly. All self doubt was abandoned because this blog is just as much for me, as it is for those that read it. The motivation and self help ideas are just as much to help me become the best version of myself as they are to encourage you to as well.
I don’t have life figured out! Not by a long shot.
(Isn’t it funny to look back and remember how you, at times, judged adults for not having their shit together because they were…well…GROWN UPS! If we had only known then how they were just doing the best they could and most of the time had no idea if it was right.)
But I WANT to figure out what’s right for me. I want to grow emotionally and mentally….I want to shrink physically….I want to write the book….be the Zen Yogi…..take the trips….feel freedom from anxiety and OCD…..laugh when I would normally cry….forgive or forget…..let go or fight…..rise above….and find my most authentic self.
I’m putting in the effort. Will you?