As Glennon Doyle famously has said, “We can do hard things”. As I wrap up a few days away to write one of the hardest things I have done this week had nothing to do with putting words on this sacred google doc.
Both my writing coach and my personal team of counsel made mention to me when we started writing this book of the importance of creating a support system for myself. Not to edit my writing, or provide literary feedback, solely to be my cheerleaders + unconditional support along this journey.
This idea made me so giddy + confused all at the same time. I had this story in my mind that writing a book would be incredibly isolating, lonely, dramatic and moody. To my surprise, I had been told twice in one week that it definitely doesn’t have to be that way.
Everything is a choice.
Everything is a choice.. that is one of the highest truths that I teach so often in my classes and with private clients. With every fiber of my being believes that everything is a choice.
So when sitting down day one committing to myself, to my editor, to Sarah, and to all of you, my readers, I also made a commitment to a new story:
I am wildly supported, in the most loving + enthusiastic ways, through this entire process!
I put out the call for my Cheerleader Support Squad, and boy did they begin to express interest! Not putting much thought into it beyond that, I got to work.
As I got to work here in my writing sanctuary this week pages flowed from my fingertips. The energy in here has been nothing short of sensual, sexy, vibrant, and exhilarating. Dare I even say that sitting here with my laptop completely turns me on? YUP. I dare say. I am pouring my heart and soul into this book and I know that you will be able to feel it in every word.
With no attachment to how much writing I would accomplish in these few days, I was pleasantly surprised to finish one of the sections on my roadmap. (The writing plan we have outlined) Sipping my tea on the porch, reflecting how incredible this experience has already been, I knew it was time to call all the Cheerleader Support Squad. Enthusiastically, I drafted a cute text message to send to the peeps, confirming their involvement. Pleased with my message, I was instantly paralyzed in my seat.
I couldn’t sent it.
Holy fuck. Major resistance is coming up about asking for what I need. (Hello shadow work we will work on today…)
I took a few moments of breath work, called in Sarah and the Flower of Life Isis Oracle card that I had pulled upon arrival and we had a little chat. I was reminded of my commitment. I was reminded that this is just an Upper Limit Problem (Thank you Gay Hendricks) and I immediately then heard Glennon’s voice, “WE CAN DO HARD THINGS”.
I took a deep breath and said, “Yup! We committed to a new story. I am only available to be wildly supported, in the most loving + enthusiastic ways, through this entire process!” And I pushed send.
Cheerleader Support Squad has been activated! The first installment has started going out!
To those of who have already joined - Thank you. I love you. We can fucking do hard things. Xo