|Most excellent podcast!|
I also watched a Tedx talk by Natalie Butto Wills about how problems fuel our creativity that leads to innovation. I consider failure a bit of a problem, so I am getting creative about it!
As many of you know, I took big risk of moving to Providence, RI - sight unseen - and it has been an epic adventure over the past 7+ months. I know I am still new to the city (and likely will be considered as such for at least the next ten years), but I feel that I have found my people and the vibe of the city resonates with me.
|Me and Liam hitting the road|
I've been telecommuting for my job that I held in Portland, Oregon and although it makes sense to transition out of it for many wise reasons, I have attached a great deal of anxiety and fear about making that particular change in my life. You know how it rolls, that damn Negative Nellie who won't. stop. nagging.
"You are way too old."
"No one is interested in what you have to offer."
"No one knows you, so good luck with that."
"You don't have a degree, so you aren't good enough."
Crap like that.
I have started the process of finding 'traditional' employment in my field of fundraising and communications for non-profits - I am good at it, so why not? But on the other hand, I am also working on developing my side hustle of being a content creator for websites, social media, and podcast production.
A really scary idea: launch my own business. For reals. Yikes.
But I have a few cheerleaders on my side of the field. Not only Rachel, but also my pal, Shari. She is inspirational in so many ways, but in the case of this post, she has lived the life of a successful entrepreneur (own it, sister) for about a decade. We have been supporting each, most recently, as accountability partners and she has been nudging me to jump into the pool of such risk-taking with both feet.
I don't know where this is going and that is totally fine. (Right, Rachel?) I am sharing this with you, dear reader, with hopes you will be motivated to find your tribe to help you find your truth because you gotta find those people who speak your language of intention to help you on your journey. I don't believe it is a solo trip although there are moments when you must stand on your own two feet even if they are wobbly.
So the lesson learned today: I am failing my way to happiness because it is the true success in living directly. Who's with me?
(*) I've decided to get public about that reality. I am an entrepreneur and have been for years but didn't recognize/acknowledge it. Thanks to those people who have helped me own it - you know who you are. 💓