Showing up and being seen is scary, especially when you're generally pretty private and risk adverse people. Letting others into our process and publicly sharing doesn't come naturally to us. Or at least not yet. It usually feels much easier and safer to stay in and look out. But in doing so we often find ourselves in a slow descent towards perfectionism, judgement and ultimately insecurity.
There is something powerful about opening up and inviting others in, even when it feels messy and unfinished. We are continually learning that there is strength in vulnerability, freedom in the unknown and joy in imperfection. This blog is our little leap, with hopes of greater things to come. We have no template or master plan. It's a passion project that is still figuring out its identity. And you know what, that's okay.
In anticipation of The Great Discontent, Issue 02 release, I've been re-reading The Great Discontent, Issue 01. It's encouraging to know we are not alone in the fear and uncertainty of leaping. Here are some inspiring thoughts from those who have been brave enough to take the step.