10 THINGS I LEARNED DURING MY FIRST YEAR OF BLOGGING

Today I’m celebrating my first year of weekly blogging!

52 posts. 6405 views. 3516 visitors from more than 30 countries.

Here’s some of what I’ve learned about life while blogging in the past year.

  1. Adaptability is an essential skill. Training ourselves to be mentally and emotionally flexible will serve us well.
  2. Our capabilities are much more expansive than we imagine. The most significant limiting factor is what happens inside our heads. We’re at a considerable advantage if we can understand what shuts us down and what lights us up.
  3. Understanding and accepting the shadowed parts of ourselves are essential steps towards being able to embrace and celebrate our light.
  4. Saying yes opens possibilities. There may be parts of ourselves we need to silence (or say no to) to fully commit to that yes.
  5. Beginnings are difficult. Finding a way to let go of “perfect” will make taking that first step a little easier.
  6. Endings are difficult too. Allow time to grieve whatever it is that is gone.
  7. People matter. Community matters. We are better and stronger together. Find a way to connect.
  8. There is no substitute for courage.
  9. Comparison kills.
  10. Creating breathing space in our lives will decrease the desire to numb ourselves through endless screen time, food or anything else.

Thank you to all of you who read my blog, to all of you who have commented on it the past year, shared it with others and encouraged me along the way. I’m so grateful to every single one of you. Thank you for taking this journey with me.

I’m a writer, speaker and coach, who is passionate about helping ordinary people move beyond what is holding them back so that they can live extraordinary lives. You can connect with me here or learn more about coaching.

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