How daring am I to make myself vulnerable? Well, it has been a little difficult as I class myself as an ‘Ambivert‘ kind of in the middle of an Introvert and Extrovert. Therefore, doing this blog has really made me push myself outside my comfort zone, as I am not that keen to be fully out there on show ‘warts and all’, but I feel I am ready to do something different to make myself feel vulnerable and hopefully grow from it.
For many years I have been working very hard pursuing a career which has been by large very successful. However, I have always had a feeling that I am not following my heart. I wish I was doing something more ‘creative’, my dream job when I was growing up was interior designer, fashion designer or window dresser – you get the picture? So how on earth did I end up in a career focused on numbers, control, discipline, routine, I could go on…., I have tried to bring my creativity to the roles I have had, mainly in my approach with people and my appreciation on how we are all connected and collectively we all contribute to make the big picture.
However, with time on my hands (less than I had thought…) being on 12 month maternity leave, I decided to take the plunge and put myself ‘out there’ and share my thoughts via my blog, which could result in people loving my ideas and thoughts, or hating them!
But, as Brene Brown says in her book Rising Strong “A lot of cheap seats in the arena are filled with people who will never venture onto the floor” and I don’t want to be one of them people!
So what does this mean for me? It means I have to be very honest with myself and be prepared to say I don’t know it all and have a perfect plan, but I am going to try and create and do stuff that resonates with my authentic self, and acknowledge my own insecurities and uncertainties (which there are many!). If you dare to make yourself vulnerable you experience a true connection with people and they generally feel inspired by your openness.
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