You know, when I started this blog, I wanted to inspire people and give instructions on how to live a better life. While I still want those things, I had a realization today that no one likes to be told what to do. Sure, there are some strictly motivational sites that impact people but I find the sites I connect with the most are the ones run by real people sharing their personal stories.
My friend MJ Schrader and I have been talking a lot lately about being authentic. It occurred to me that by giving my readers only instruction, there was a part of me that felt like a fake. To me, that made it sound like I have it all figured out. The authentic part of me is very comfortable with the idea that I will never have it all figured out.
I’ve learned a lot of things in my life. I have learned some things that work and some things that don’t work for me. I feel that there is tremendous value in sharing that knowledge and helping other women on their path to happiness.
The latest thing I have come to realize is that touching people’s lives requires an authentic sharing of yourself.
So this blog is going to take a turn, hopefully for the better. I have decided to include more personal stories. I have decided that I will write what is in my heart as it happens, even if I don’t have it figured out yet. I have decided that I will write about my struggles as well as my victories.
And if I happen to help a woman or two along the way, that will be the most delicious icing on the cake!
What kind of bloggers do you connect with? How do you feel about “teachers” sharing their imperfections???