marathon (wo)man

Wow.

That’s it. Just ‘wow’.

See, here’s the thing, and it’s something I’ve come to terms with myself with a long time ago: I am a sprinter, not a marathon runner.

Regardless of the arena I find myself in, corporate world or home, I work best with focused intense efforts under short deadlines, rather than a long-term commitment with outlines and roadmaps. This thirty-day plan of writing is not something I do well with. Given the long-term process involved in the entire project, this is actually more like, well, being pregnant: once you commit, you’re pretty much in it for the long haul.

I guess that’s why I committed to this in such a public way. It sucks to put myself on the spot like this and believe me, the conversations going on in my head these days are certainly interesting. But even this is part of the process because it’s about being vulnerable enough to share the process which I hope will loosen me up to allow the vulnerability and humility to be present in my storytelling.

If it’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that there is a world of difference between being vulnerable and being ashamed.

And I am done with shame.

Inspired by Brene Brown’s Daring Greatly.

Enjoy Brene’s TEDTalk:

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