Honey, I'm home!
Hey you guys! Remember me? It’s been a while but I promise I haven’t forgotten about you or these conversations. In fact, I’ve been letting these conversations marinate over the past couple months as my life took some unexpected turns. And I’ll be honest, I’ve felt guilty about the fact that I haven’t posted anything new. When You Are Here first went live it was new and exciting and I was riding on that momentum. A combination of fear, vulnerability, and bravery kept pouring through me with such force that I was consistent in my posts. But more recently when friends would ask me “how’s the blog going?” I’d get embarrassed because I had nothing new to share. It felt very similar to when your muggle Aunt sees you at Christmas and asks “so… any new shows coming up?” We all know the small, annoying sense of shame that comes from those types of questions. The same neurological response would happen to me when people asked me about You Are Here. I mean, I would literally feel my kinesphere (thank you movement class circa sophomore year of college) shrink by about 15%. I find that interesting. Here I am. I’ve created a blog with the intention of redefining what it means to be successful while simultaneously feeling embarrassed for not having created any new content for the blog because life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans and what if people see my lack of new blog posts, think I’ve given up, and label me as an unsuccessful blogger because I couldn’t even keep that going for more than a handful of posts?! WOAH! Stop right there, you crazy. First of all, I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. Now that I’m re-listening to conversations from last September and October, I’m having so many “ah-hah” moments that are only happening because I’m in a very different place now than I was in the early fall. Secondly, when I started You Are Here I had a very clear vision of my mission but no clear way to go about executing said mission. This is very out of character for me. I’m the type of person who typically knows what needs to be done and how to go about doing it. But with this blog I had so many equally exciting ideas floating around in my head that I was kind of just like “fuck it! I’m gonna start with this and just see what it turns into…” So now that I’ve tested the waters a bit with my first few posts and have had some time away to marinate in all of it, I’m getting a better sense of what I want this thing to look like. 2019 is going to bring about a lot of different stuff for You Are Here. All of it exciting and terrifying at the same time, which is exactly how I know it’s what I need to do.
So stay with me because I have three more conversation to share with you, as well as sharing exactly what has been keeping me away from You Are Here, and announcing what I have planned for 2019.