If you’ve read this website, you know I’ve been writing a handbook for female entrepreneurs for, oh, pretty much forever.
It’s finally with the designer. Like, written. Complete. Finished. I am scheduled to begin piloting it in two schools THIS WEEK.
And then, yesterday, I was inching along Ngong Road in the Saturday-afternoon jam, and I realized it’s NOT finished. For a long time I’ve felt the book was missing….something.…but I couldn’t figure out WHAT. Yesterday, out of nowhere, it came to me. Today I spent my Sunday redrafting the format of the book, and I am thrilled with the new shape—it is stronger, simpler, and most of all, more true to ME. It clearly speaks the message of empowerment and agency that I deeply desire young women to hear.
I could wonder why it took me to this point to realize what was missing. But I’m just happy I realized at all.
Yesterday was the Fourth of July, our independence day back in the U.S. It was also day 101 since I went on my wellness diet (no caffeine, dairy, alcohol, gluten or sugar) AND broke up with my darling but not-right-for-me fiance. In the evening my neighbors and I had a bonfire with all the kids, and I sat by the fire and honored the process I’ve gone through these past three-plus months. Putting my life back together has been both excruciating and exhilarating, but the point is, it’s been PROGRESS. Instead of feeling stuck, like I did for so long.
So when I made that breakthrough yesterday with my book, it was the icing on the cake of a whole lot of new ways I’ve experienced freedom these past few months. And I don’t think that’s coincidence—I believe that removing myself from a stagnant situation, and committing to a wellness protocol I knew my body needed, shifted something foundational. It opened a path. I still don’t know exactly where it will lead. But I know my daily life runs on a comfortable schedule now, professional opportunities have begun to flow, my daughter and I are thriving—and finally I have a book that knows exactly what it wants to say.
It feels like magic. But I think it’s just the result of taking action in seemingly unrelated areas and letting the power of authenticity realign my life.
Which, for me, is a pretty satisfying version of freedom! Happy Independence Day.
Yeah, I don't actually blog anymore....
I used to blog all the time, but it was really TMI, so I finally wised up and took it down. Now I just write about life-and-business stuff, and even that is inconsistent. So lately I decided to cheat and post my newsletters here too. (You can join the newsletter list on the Home page.)