Ya, I know it’s fall not spring. You know something I’ve learned since writing this blog? That season names are not capitalized. I guess I talk about seasons a lot, which is appropriate seeing as we’re discussing radical evolution here…aka change. And seasons are the ultimate symbol of change.
It’s fall and everything is dying ( I exaggerate – many things are just going dormant for a few months). But today’s message is to get blooming, because, well, we live in a globalized world and you can procure flowers any time.
That, and I’ve started an exciting journey. Reading You are a Badass by Jen Sincero.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
That’s a quote from the poet Anais Nin that JS shares in the introduction of her book.
And I think I’m epiphanizing here. A very obvious truth, but one I maybe haven’t seen until now because I’m just too close to it.
I’ve been seeking most of my adult life. I’ve been reading and meditating and seeing therapists and looking for ways to blow up and radically evolve my life for so long. And I recently looked at a friend of mine who’s been with me for a lot of it. And I thought: how come my friend isn’t on this journey too? This friend doesn’t want to read You are a Badass with me. Not interested.
Now, truth be told I’m a personal development enthusiast. ENFJ that I am, no surprise there (just ask the one and only Ops Win).
But there’s something else. I need more. I want more. Whatever it is that I’m doing, this is not it for me. Because if it was, well, I wouldn’t still be looking to change it.
I would be like my friend. I would do other stuff, read other books.
SO simple, right?
Well, admitting that is huge. It means that if I don’t get things in motion to really create and live the life that I know I’m meant to live, then I’m knowingly holding myself back.
Like an enormous non badass. Like a scared, tame-ass, withering, weak little puddle.
Versus a bold, badass, thriving, big strong tower.
Signing off now to go and, you know, get started with that.
As for you, thank you for reading this. And get your blossom on, too!