Happy Thursday online friends! I truly hope this finds you well and that are as stoked as I am for FRIDAY! It’s just something about the weekend that makes me swoon. If you want to jump to the straight to the goodies, head to the bottom of the post for the link ups!
I recently shared on my instagram that I started listening to a podcast called Awesome With Alison and she is somebody I really look up to in the online world. We’ve never met but I really like her style, sexy dance moves, and killer confidence. Did I mention she runs her own business, throws epic parties, and is a mom too?! I’m sending her a virtual high five as I type this because she is kick a$! (gotta keep it G on the blog).
So why am I blogging about this cool chick today?
Two reasons. Reason number one is that I really want to learn how to be awesome. Sounds easy right? But how easy is it when you really stop to think about it? Do we speak to ourselves as kindly as we would our best friends? Or are we constantly self critical, judgemental, and all around self confidence killers? Is that helping us become more awesome? I don’t think so….
But I AM CULPRIT NUMBER ONE! Just today I stood in front of a mirror and tore my body apart. #guilty. So where does that leave us? Well it leaves us with a choice. Continue on that destructive path or pick a new one. Maybe this new path will surprise you. Kind of like your very own yellow brick road leading you to awesomeness. I’m on the search for a new brain, one that speaks kindly of me, some courage to find myself, and a bigger heart to love all. Wanna join me?
That leads me to reason number two why I am blogging about Alison. I wanna make change like she is. I wanna be a positive force to be reckoned with on the internet.
I LOVE following her because she is REAL and aware of her imprint on the world. This recent need of mine stems from the desire to live in integrity with my self ALWAYS. One of my favorite quotes ( I wish I knew who it was by) says it best:
“ I like messy people; people who don’t fit in a box or stay between the lines, but who’s integrity is greater than any rule book and who’s loyalty is stronger than blood”.
I wanna be that person. I wanna be messy, and creative, and true. So now what? …Well…
I just wrote it down for the entire internet to see so best I get to work then I think. You can all keep me accountable and jump on board if you’re ready for some soul searching. I’ve linked up some pretty awesome tools that I’ll be using to achieve this new “me” below!
MAGIC LESSON WITH ELIZABETH GILBERT (a few episodes are marked explicit so keep that in mind)
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert (can you tell i’m in love with her?)
OTHER INSPIRING LINKS:
HeadSpace (favorite guided meditation app)
SuperSoul Sessions (Inspiring talks hosted by Oprah)
How I lost my Identity but Found my Worth (TEDxUSU by Jeannie Woller)
I hope this helps you feel a little bit better about yourself today! Don’t forget to Shine On and let the world see who you really are without all the filters and carefully curated lives. Can we encourage each other to shine a bit brighter always?