OK, so *technically* this is not really "published"....but it's my goal/dream so I can tweak it any way I want, right?
This morning I woke up to pretty awesome news. Gabrielle Bernstein is a NY Times Bestselling author/motivational speaker/general bad ass chick and creator of a cool site called her future--it's a networking, mentoring, empowering site for women. I started re-posting a few of my Grateful Life blog posts on her site recently and just today I was notified that one of my posts was chosen for their weekly "Blogs We Dig" email blast!! There are a few THOUSAND women on this email blast---which means a few thousand women will have access to my post!! I am so, so excited and just had to share with you all.
Pretty much since I was kid I knew for sure I wanted to be 2 things in life; a person who gave a damn, and a writer. (I also wanted to be a dancer, a baker, an advertising executive, a teacher, a vet, a dolphin trainer and for a small stint of time I was convinced I should be a knee model since my knees are so cute....but mostly just the first two). This blog and all of you, my readers, have continued to push me over the past almost year (!!) to keep writing and I am so genuinely thankful for your support.
One of the many reasons why I love Gabby's "her future" is because it's geared towards women mentoring women. I've never been much of a bra-burning feminist (though I do hate bras and still own all the Spice Girls CD's) but I've learned over the past few years that women truly operate on a frequency quite different from males. I've learned that when women come together a powerful force is set in motion. I believe that when we love, we love big...huge, heavy...and when we are fully present with one another--when we encourage, support and teach each other--we send out vibrations that are more than just "girl power". Take me and this very scenario for example; I posted a blog that was in response to a wonderful reader and *her* response to another blog post. Our connecting, communicating, helped inspire the post that is now sitting in a few thousand in-boxes...which is an honor and a dream for me. I'm sorry, but this is not all a coincidence. This is proof of just how wonderful it is when women stop tearing each other down, stop competing, stop judging one another and choose instead to lift us up to our full potential.
In short, when we put aside the petty, women are awesome and I love being a member of this species. "Who runs the world? Girls!"
I keep checking in with myself today saying you doing OK, kiddo? And what it boils down to is this; I am happy. I am so, so happy. I am happy and humbled from my head to my toes. I am more motivated than ever to keep pursuing my dream of being a full-time writer, one step at a time. This Wednesday knocks my socks off.