Where Are We or Am I?

Like the frog, I’m holding on…

Here we are again. A tune I’ve played. A tune I’ve shared. Amidst myself trying to figure out what I want this to be for us, for you the reader, for me the writer. It is a place that is uncomfortable. Much like the frog above I find myself slowly losing my grip sliding down the slickness of a dew covered window. The window represents what I want to write or share. Everyday that goes by that I don’t dip into my creativity to write is another inch down the window I slide. Slick as crap, hard to hold onto.

I’m currently in a really good place. Don’t get me wrong. I’m in this place where I know a pivot needs to happen for me creatively, but I don’t know where that pivot should go. I want to do something different than what’s out there. The way I see it, we need different. We don’t need negative, trolling, idea stifling spaces. Places where people are afraid to say how they feel or show someone a space that is safe where they can express themselves.

I’ve started by digging into a couple of things to bring my perspective up, see what needs to be shared, write what’s on my mind with out being divisive or pushing my own thoughts. I’m trying to repair myself as I move forward so that when I do, you as the reader get the best possible me I can provide. My goal has always been to be a catalyst for my readers so that you could use my starts to be the path to the best version of yourself. That purpose has not changed.

The first is a course on creating margin. When you don’t have space to really think, you can’t create. This idea of margin is finding where our capacity (what we can mentally take on) and where our load (what physically we can take on) limits are. I’m finding that I waste a lot more time than I realize on just silly non-fulfilling garbage. And, that’s okay to do some times. We need mindlessness sometimes to move forward.

The second is a few courses on Allyship. I realized with a deep look into my own self, I have a lot of privilege as well as influence that I have not used to the fullest potential for others that don’t. I may have been blinded by my own story. A story of where I am at today, how I got there, and how much work it took to get there. I felt I deserved it, because I earned it. What about others that can’t even get started because of how they’re blocked or held back due to race, sex, religious, or beliefs? I have had an advantage since I was born. I can use that more responsibly. I can use that more intentionally.

So that’s where I am at dear readers. My pledge to become a better resource. To provide access where there is none for others. To use my influence versus take it for granted because I have always had it. I’m looking for anyone that needs it or wants to learn more. Reach out in the comments below, DM me, and I’m there with whatever I can pull together. It continues to be yours. It will always be yours. Just ask.

Take care of each other out there. Stay safe. Hug loved ones. Enjoy each other’s company safely.

✌🏻 Shawn

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