Realizing we are not alone in our struggles, fears, experiences, and journey has been one of the most life-changing experiences I’ve ever had.
There have been times throughout my life when hearing from someone who’d experienced what I was feeling or walking through made all the difference in my belief about whether I could survive it and come out better on the other side.
Early last year, it was when I unexpectedly lost my daughter, Maeve, and was supported by others who’d walked the same path. In college, it was discovering that it was possible to live a different way than letting my body image issues rule my life. In running my own business, it was connecting with like-minded women who were out there in the world, facing their fears and growing businesses that were aligned with their passions and dreams.
Last month, I read Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes (creator of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder to name a few). At the heart of the book are these words,
“I only ever write about one thing: being alone....The fundamental human need for one human being to hear another human being say to them: ‘You are not alone. You are seen. I am with you. You are not alone.’”
I believe that one of the greatest feelings in the world is to know that you’re not alone, my friend. No matter what you’ve been through, no matter what you’re experiencing today, no matter how hard, how hopeless, stressed, anxious, or stuck you might feel, you are not alone in it. There are others who have and are walking this journey and welcome you to share yours without judgment.
Today, I want to invite you to be understood and known.
To truly realize that there are other people on the same journey as you, and that there is support for you every step along the way.
To that end, I’ve created a survey just for you, dear readers, to help me get to know you (and to help you get to know your true needs) better. To help me create free webinars and programs that will provide answers and solutions to your most pressing needs and questions.
To help you know, above all, that YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
You can take the survey by clicking below.
I hope you will, because being honest about where we are at this moment is what opens us up to changing our future. When we spend all of our energy hiding where we are or pretending, we can’t change what’s next. So be as honest as you can, take the survey, and answer, knowing that there is no judgment, only love, support, and belief in you.
And, if you’re ready to surround yourself with the most encouraging, inspiring group of women I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing, join Life With Passion Society, my private Facebook group for women dreaming of leaving their 9-5 jobs and doing BIG things in the world!
All the best for you on this February 1! I can’t wait to see what the month brings for you!