It was the Saturday morning before She Made It, my podcast that celebrates the journeys of creative women was scheduled to launch.
I was in bed, moodling (hey, I get my best ideas before I’m really awake) when I realized that my podcast was missing something crucial. And I mean crucial. It was missing my own journey with creativity!
After all, it was my own breaking open, my own re-awakening to my heart (and to my art,) and my own struggle with resistances that compelled me in the first place to share the stories of other women who are living their authentic truth.
So, I had to start with my own truth. And man, It felt vulnerable and daunting! I’ve read enough Brene Brown to know that vulnerability is the key to wholehearted living, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t resist recording this episode. But I knew I had no other option. My story had to be told. And episode 1 was born.
It’s the story of how I realized that creativity isn’t just a hobby; it’s a lifeline to our sense of purpose and fulfillment. And even if it starts by venturing into a hobby, giving ourselves permission to express and explore ourselves is the best thing a person can ever do for herself.
Because when I lost my creativity in the busyness of my life, I lost myself. This episode tells that story.
Listen to hear:
- Why seeing the Little Mermaid on Broadway made me cry (it wasn’t because of the storyline, I can tell you that.
- How I lost myself in motherhood and entrepreneurship (and I don’t think I’m the only one)
- The reason it’s so hard for me to share my own story
- My journey to putting my biggest resistance in its place
- How what I thought I was “supposed to do” slowly fragmented me
- The story of how I closed—and reopened—my heart to the love of my life
I think just hearing the journey—the resistances and the failures of others— is pivotal as we venture in our own journeys. I hope this episode (and every episode to follow!) helps you to see the possibility for creativity in your schedule and prompts you to move.
Oh! And a quick p.s. As we’re just starting out:
Part of each episode along with my guest interview will be a conversation with my friend and creative collaborator, Clara. Clara is a writer, newly married, lover of all things aesthetic. She’ll weigh in on each conversation, and I’m so excited to call her my co-host!