Friends, it is so good to be back in this space.
I took a brief break from the blog to open our brick & mortar general store. It's been such a gift to open up that space to our dear community (thanks to so many of you who have made the trek!), but it's a wonderful feeling to get back into a more sustainable daily rhythm. I have missed y'all! Thanks for the grace, dear readers, as we transition into this new "normal."
With that said, grab a cup of coffee & join me as I chat about some thoughts that have been brewing for quite awhile...
With the new year motivation behind us & resolutions forgotten, I want to share one big lesson that I learned a couple of years ago.
Don't Go It Alone.
This nugget of wisdom struck me as I was reading Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin (a wonderful read & one I'd highly recommend). Within the pages, Rubin chats about the importance of habits & how we can establish new ones once we recognize how we're uniquely built. As I continued reading, I quickly learned that I thrive best in community.
Meaning I am able to establish healthy habits in my life when I can process within community, share my struggles, learn from others' experiences & gain outside motivation.
Friends, this somewhat simple thought was revolutionary in so many ways & transformed how I viewed my journey.
How many of us move throughout life without a solid community to lean into?
How many of us struggle to lose weight, love our spouse well, parent with patience or build a business?
Imagine what might take place if we shared those universal struggles with folks who get it.
Once that truth sunk in, I signed up for Weight Watchers meetings (more on that soon, I promise), started attending weekly coffee dates with girlfriends & joined a private entrepreneurial Facebook group.
So perhaps you failed at accomplishing those New Years resolutions alone, but let me encourage you to take a few steps back & identify a group of people working toward the same habits/values/life goals.
Magic takes place when we lean into community, friends.
Here's your challenge for the week - What is one step you can make this week to lean into community & work toward that big goal?
Want to read more? Sign up for a book club. Ready to lose weight? Join a weight loss group. Excited about a business idea? Set up a coffee date with an entrepreneur in your community!
Whatever it may be, Don't Go It Alone.