Maybe you’re jumping into 2018 with both feet and all the gusto and confidence in the universe. If so, I salute you.
Me on the other hand, am cautiously tiptoeing my way into the new year, carrying a backpack full of insecurity and self doubt. A coworker said earlier this week, “you are always so confident and empowering, how do you have insecurity issues?” Well, sure at work, I know my shit. Everything else, however, is a shit show battle of constant inadequacy, loneliness, and the feeling of not belonging. This isn’t new for me though, and few of you know this about me already.
Today I finished this amazing book by @brenebrown . I heard her speak in Dallas at the WIL conference last November and her keynote touched my heart as did this book. Thank you Brene for writing something so personal and allowing me to connect with your message at the exact time I needed to hear it. Through tears at certain points of the book, I came to terms that vulnerability and bravery are hard, but it’s what I choose in 2018. I highly recommend this read, hell, you can borrow my copy if you don’t mind my highlight and margin notes.
Why tell you all this? To be honest and reconnect with you all in my hunt for true belonging and to set my intention on tackling my wilderness.
And for those of you that fit the description at the beginning of this post, keep going, I’ll catch up with y’all soon.