DAY 3 | JUDGEMENT
When I first launched, Food by Bri, my sister would push me, telling me I needed to write for my blog. My response would always be, I don’t know what to write! I need someone to give me topics and deadlines! I felt overwhelmed & paralyzed by it all.
What was really happening is that I was full of fear. Fear of putting myself out there and being judged or criticized. Fear that I wasn’t good enough, I was a terrible writer and to have my words out there for publicly to be dissected and judged was too much for me.
Not long after my discussion with my sister, I was on @MarieForleo’s site reading the comments to one of her posts and happened upon one from the founder of a blog I loved, @TGWKMagazine. In @Steph_Watanabe’s comment, she seemed like she was having a tough day so I wrote her a short note letting her know how much I loved her blog from the beautiful design to the amazing content. A few days later I was surprised to receive an email from Steph asking me if I’d like to be a guest contributor. I was totally taken aback and felt simultaneously terrified + excited b/c the Universe just handed me everything I had asked for. I had no excuses.
Through Steph's loving, kind, PATIENT guidance, this amazing woman helped me gain the confidence to step into my role as a writer. It was through this process that I finally realized I didn’t have to be the best writer. All I needed to be was authentic + speak from my heart.
I have come to love writing and while I still don’t write on my own for my blog (yet!) I love using @HenryLohmeyer’s online courses as the creative space to express myself b/c they give me the structure I need to follow through even if they’re not always on time or in order!
Henry’s courses are just beautiful. He always creates a safe space for our groups where there is absolutely 0 judgment, just an extraordinary amount of love + support for the work we do, which can often be incredible raw + vulnerable.
While judgment + fear still surface, I've come to a place where I feel safe + confident enough to push past them both and write b/c I love it.
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