Just Write is written on a post-it taped to the inside of my computer. As I continue down the road of my own journey of self-development and discovery, I have challenged myself to wake-up each morning and JUST WRITE. These two words inspire me, even when I am feeling empty, to Just Write. I aim for twenty minutes each morning sometimes less, sometimes more, but I always walk away feeling better than I started. These blog entries are the product of following through on this commitment to myself. There is no rhyme or reason other than to Just Write. I am glad you are here. Perhaps I can inspire you to go more in the direction of vulnerability and curiosity of how this simple act can play a part in your overall well-being when YOU JUST WRITE .
Blog Entry September 8th, 2021
If I could read a book on a Happiness Project and be inspired to do more to achieve happiness in my day-to-day, could I create a Challenge that inspires families to be more connected to themselves, each other and their community through simple daily challenges based on three pillars: fuel, movement, + connection? As the world turns and continues to spiral out of control I have come to these conclusions. I could continue to place blame other people, places, things, past experiences, and other environmental influences that are out of my control as to why I was feeling unsettled and frustrated. Or, I could start INSIDE. INSIDE my HOME. INSIDE my BODY. INSIDE my HEAD and my HEART. It was at that exact moment I made a conscious choice and commitment to myself to direct my energy toward myself and magic ensued. Now, let me be clear, this was no abra cadabra kind of magic. There was no trickery involved, no hiding, masking, or pulling cute little bunnies out of hats nor a beautiful assistant to distract. You see, this magic I speak of manifests in our darker spaces, quiet moments and it is quite ordinary most of the time. This magic begins at the exact moment you decide to take control. Most times there will be no audience, applause and quite honestly no indication that you are even headed in the right direction of growth, happiness, love, fulfillment, balance, connection, purpose, and the like. You need to trust that the magic is already inside YOU all of You, waiting for YOU to take control and release it, into our home, our body, our head, and our hearts. To be utilized in a way that makes you better and inspire those around you to want to be better. When you can learn to shift your mind, body, thoughts, actions at any moment magic is happening and even if you cannot see it, you begin to feel it and others around you can feel it too. As you read this, know that I wrote this at 5:00 am in the morning in my home, with thoughts from my head, words from my heart, and magic in my soul. Magic that was always there but displaced until I went searching for it. I write to quiet the noise all around me. I write to remember and sometimes I write to let go. Let go of perfection, failure, negativity and any other heavy that is weighing me down in that moment. Now, I am no writer, but I am learning to let go of perfection and embrace vulnerability, transparency and so I write. There are times I write, and no one will see it and on those days I write for me. There are many times I sit here at 5 am drinking my coffee in front of a blank screen, feeling empty from the day before, uninspired and defeated and on those days I JUST WRITE…and magic ensues.