30 day challenge

Natalie Sisson of The Suitcase Entrepreneur is hosting a 30-Day Blog Challenge, and I’m joining in the fun! (Why? Skip down about halfway through the post)

Day 1: Write a post on why you started your blog, who you wanted to reach, what you wanted it to be all about.

 

This is not the first blog I’ve ever had. Heck, if you count my Diaryland, Xanga, and Livejournal pages from approximately 2002, you could say I’ve been blogging for over a decade. Not sure if teen angst and terrible poetry counts as ‘blogging’, but, I digress.

On this blog, I have a different kind of mission- to spread my vision of a life that doesn’t have to be mired in worry, in doubt, in feeling lack and zapped of energy. Rather, I want to live in a world where playfulness, freedom, joy, abundance, wildness, strength, confidence, and vibrancy are the norm, and artists and entrepreneurs everywhere feel at ease to play in their dreams, to create and collaborate with energy and love, and to fully trust themselves and their messages.

This blog is a resource to help creators get strong and healthy in all areas of their lives, and to build confidence and trust in the present moment, so they can worry less, quit stressin’ and play a whole lot more! I started it because my point of view is valuable, and I have created the aforementioned life for myself, and it is awesome. The more people I can help do the same, the better.

 

Why am I doing this challenge, you ask?

 

Mainly to face fear and give you permission to do the same.

I’m not sure what the next 30 days are going to look like yet, but I’ll tell ya one thing- this challenge scares me. A lot. And part of being strong and playing around is leaning into fear and letting it be a good indicator of when something is important!

One of the biggest things I’m excited to have is a consistent blogging practice. It’s also been one of my biggest challenges. The next 30 days are going to be my way of exploring the best ways to deliver you content, the best ways to be consistent with something, and to have some fun being creative while working through resistance I have to structured writing!

Participating in this challenge is also my way of giving you permission to play bigger. Am I going to write a blog post every single day for the next 30 days? That’s the idea. And better yet, it’s going to be okay if I don’t. Or I do it imperfectly, or something goes wrong, or all the stories that I’ve let prevent me from doing things come up, because I am releasing perfection and expectation, and instead inviting in fun and play.

Whether you have a blog or not, I encourage you to consider some sort of challenge for yourself. 1 day, 7 days 30 days… you pick. What have you been putting off? Holding back on? Where can you dare to play big? Let us know and see you tomorrow!