It’s a strange thing to experience - nerves while I’m in my home alone recording a message. What the heck is wrong with me? I’m the one who loves to talk and I’m the one nervous to talk? To my phone? But it’s the truth - I’m nervous and I have to deal with it. So finally I thought, this is the time to step into the arena.
Now, if you know Brene Brown and know what I just said, you are nodding your head, right?
For those of you who think - ‘arena? Wait, what…?’
I promised myself to wait before I would start sharing this with you all. Wait till I’m ready to talk about my goals and what I’m working on. Where this will lead Moksi Collective in the near future. I promised not to put more pressure on myself - remember, I’m trying to be cool with my ‘done is better than perfect’ mission while being creative. But what I know for sure, is that whenever I have this feeling, that tingling feeling inside of my gut, I need to follow it…
Let’s talk about the subject so many of us are talking about and so many are avoiding to talk about. Yet, it is right in front of us every single day - the lack of diversity and inclusivity in so many industries. I believe life in general would be much better, if we look at someone as a person, first and foremost. But I’ve experienced many forms of subtle and direct racism and direct exclusivity my whole life. Yet it does not stop me from doing what I want, or treating people differently, or claiming my seat at any table. I do this in my own way - by being myself, by being kind, but direct. I ask questions and set boundaries. My grandma and my parents raised me to be better than the person who wants to hurt me with their words or actions. And I’ve two girls who I’m teaching the same. I hope you will stop to think about what it means, to see no inclusivity in what you are reading or consuming. Six little words. Spread the question.
I have been writing on my blog since 2010. Why do I share? Because I care and want to connect with my readers. I share because I know there are other women, just like me, who are thinking “Hey girl! there you are, I was hoping to meet someone like you”.That’s why I write these words all the time:
‘be yourself - you are enough - you are seen - don’t doubt yourself’
But what if the person who needs to read or hear these words the most, is the one that seems so perfect or so strong and so nobody will ask them - ‘are you okay?’
"Don't be afraid to fail - be afraid not to try..."
Growing up, we learn that by the end of our school years, we must know where we want to go and what we want to do. Or better yet, we need to have it all mapped out. I can assure you, if you still don't know what to do when you grow up, you are not alone. Welcome to the club!
2018 has started a week ago, the Christmas tree is gone, as has all the chocolate in the house and we are freezing our behinds off here in New York. So what better time to clean up your home, office, closet or - in my case, everything online related. Photo's, emails, blogposts and the Instagram accounts I follow - they all are being cleaned up.
Which brings me to something I wanted to ask you all.