Happy New Year to you all!
It’s been a while since I wrote poems or communicated with you through this blog. But things are about to change….
I’ve made a commitment to myself to write a daily blog post (even if at times written badly) and to make sure my authentic and genuine voice comes through (even though its imperfect). Making this commitment hasn’t been easy for me…
You see, I’ve been a private person all my life. Yes, most of my professional life was in digital marketing and management consulting and that required me to be out and about and to engage and socialize with people BUT there is a big difference between talking about ideas, products and solutions and showing your true self, your passions and your struggles. Being a private person, I had always feared expressing and exposing my true self, and being raised in an image-conscious and perfectionist culture, keeping up a polished image was primordial.
Through a journey of self-discovery and spirituality, I have come to realize that my strength actually comes from shining light to my true self and I can now see that the most beautiful image is the unpolished and authentic inner self.
Today, during my coaching session with my music coach Debra Russell, I made this commitment to myself. My heart was pounding and I was hyperventilating (old patterns and believes die hard) but I knew that I had to step into my fear.
So I start the new year with a chest that’s wide-open to the world, a smile that welcomes authentic engagement and a voice that expresses itself courageously.
I look forward to our friendship and your support!
And to kick things off, here’s a picture (of me) I dusted off my virtual archive!
I still look exactly the same 😉