I’ve been wondering what my first post should be here at ItStartsWith.Us, but tonight I found something in me that I wanted to share.
For awhile now, I waited to get everything just right for the first post- I went back and forth on a theme, topic, short vs. long post, funny vs. serious tone, etc., etc.
But right now, none of that matters- because I want to share a deeper side of me with all of you.
After seeing a lot of people in the community sharing some of their most personal stories with complete strangers, I felt it was time I wrote from the heart without any personality or ego attached- just as is.
Tonight, I found out one of the dearest people I hold close has to get a last minute heart procedure on Friday. This is the person I was going to do my “Thank Your Supporter” mission for tonight, card in hand, ready to write how much I truly appreciated their support.
But right now I feel foolish, being tough on myself on why I waited so long to tell them how much I appreciated them being a part of my life, for all their care and support, and for them giving me the space to be me (and for not being afraid to set me straight when I get out of line
We have an opportunity to do this everyday- to thank someone, to tell someone you love them, to brighten someone’s day with just a smile or hug.
Don’t wait for the moment to come where you start questioning yourself with whys.
You can create your own point of inflection at any time… and the beautiful thing is you can do something about it right here and now.
So that is what I want to share in my first post with ISWU- stop waiting.
There’s no perfect time or situation to be you. You’re at your best right now.
I have no clue what I am going to do about work, about other life stuff, etc.… all I know is to stop waiting and do my best to support and love this person- and make sure I go out of my way to do it with other people in my life.
And at the end of the day, all the “tough” stuff at work and in our personal lives has a strange way of figuring itself out.
Sometimes the really tough part is to stop waiting and start doing.
Much love to every single one of you who make ISWU a possibility,