I have a confession to make. And I believe it’s something every woman should hear.
Most of the time, when I write in here or on the blog or on social media, I can hear a little voice saying:
“Are you sure this is useful?” or
“This won’t really make sense for them.“
“Give the space to those who can do this job better than you.“
I’m now quite conscious that this voice might never go away, but what helps me hear the voice and go ahead to say and write what I want to say anyway, is this:
I think about my past self and ask:
“Would young Dona benefit from hearing or reading this?”
“Would this have helped her feel different about herself back then?”.
If the answer is YES, then I know I have to share.
Because, in the end, it’s not about me but it’s about my message and the people that can be kindly touched and changed by it.
THE SAME APPLIES TO YOU.
Your wonderful gifts and skills, they’re never really about you. They’re about the way you use them and the potential they have to help someone else.
My wish is that, as a community of women, we keep supporting and empowering each other to speak our own unique voice.
That we can share what we believe every woman should hear. Our learnings, mistakes, those moment we stood back up after a defeat. And exchange our knowledge and experience to lift each other up and grow.
Don’t let your unique voice fade into the background.
Don’t let the fear of judgment from others hold you back from sharing your story, from doing something you’ve always wanted to do. Or from beginning to change when you someone won’t be happy if you do.
Don’t let embarrassment stop you from reaching out for help.
If there’s something you’ve always wanted to share, do, start but you never did, then it’s your time to say it out loud.
More women than you realise need to hear it.
Who’s one woman who taught you something important by sharing her story with you?
Is there a way you can let her know how important she is to you?
Maybe a text, a phone call, or a letter if talking to her is not an option anymore?
Finally, I recommend you listening to the incredible sharing from Glennon Doyle in Brene Brown’s Podcast Unlocking Us on Spotify. A sharing every woman should hear!
With kindness 🌷