Well, I am just floored and humbled by the reaction of this new adventure. I knew when I released this blog that my heart and soul were screaming at me to get it out there and share it with the world. I have been working on many things that my passion and heart are driving me to do, but you never know until you put it out there what people are going to think.
When I wrote this blog, my intention was clear: I want women all over to think and grow and find the things that bring them joy and drive them. The reaction I have gotten so far from many of you has been AMAZING! So many of you have reached out to me saying how you’ve been feeling this too, that this message is needed, and that you are already thinking about your own life in a different way. Woah. I can’t begin to tell you how truly happy that makes me and I hope to continue to inspire and connect with women all over who feel the same.
I was thinking about a way to spread the message of #HonestApple so that more of us can connect through this crazy world that the internet and social media have brought us. To think that 15-20 years ago this outlet and type of connection didn’t exist!! Although I certainly know the downfalls of social media, what a beautiful new world it has opened up to connect to people who feel and think like you. For me, it has changed my whole life – so why not make it easier for all of us to find each other.
If you are reading #HonestApple and connecting to it in any way, let’s start using the hashtag #livinghonestly . I want you to really think about your life, about your secrets, about your choices, about the people around you, about the many, many things that get put on the back-burner because of the things that life brings that get in the way. Use this hashtag when you are feeling inspired, need connection, take steps toward something you’re excited about or aligns with a passion of yours. Use it whenever you feel like you are living honestly and openly. Share your amazing stories with me and the other readers here. It is so important to me that we find a way to connect during these moments.
So often we let things like inspired thoughts or ideas leave us. Whether it’s because other things get in the way, we are fearful of it not working out, we don’t know how to start, or we are dealing with negative self esteem that is falsely telling us that we aren’t capable or good enough. Let’s begin to shift that mindset with this hashtag. Let’s encourage each other to go after the things that truly move us down to our core. I did not know how to start a blog a year ago, but I taught myself how. There are things that are going to come your way that light a fire inside of you. Remind yourself that if you really want to do it, you’ll figure out how! It is amazing how many things I figured out just by watching youtube videos LOL!!! There is so much accessible information out there. Use it to your advantage and when you don’t know, reach out to someone who does. I do this all the time.
Remember before the internet, there were books, before the written word there was the spoken word. The power of people connecting and sharing information is amazing! We are blessed to have this option right at our fingertips at all times. Remember, there is room for ALL OF US to pursue our goals. So why not reach out to someone who can help you along the way? Sharing what they know won’t hurt them, and you learning from them will benefit you. Both parties in the scenario are #winning. The helper and the helpee learn from one another and get to connect. When we feel connected, something shifts inside of us and motivates us even more.
So today, I am #livinghonestly by writing this blog post and sharing my idea with all of you. It is at the risk of no one ever using the hashtag and me feeling silly. BUT the tremendous benefit that could come out of my idea is totally worth that risk.
PS: BIG BIG BIG NEWS coming out tomorrow!!! I CANNOT WAIT TO SHARE IT WITH YOU! This is the second big project I’ve been working on with my amazing friend Jess. We KNOW you are going to love it as much as we do <33 Stay tuned…