If it feels like it's been a hot minute since you've seen anything from me in the form of a blog, it's because...
Well, I have no excuse for being absent for so long, except that life has taken a few unexpected turns this year and I've been processing it all - the beautiful, the tragic, and the messy in-betweens I wasn't sure I'd survive if, I'm being honest.
When it became too much to handle, I pulled back from my podcast, from blogging, from writing, and I grieved in real time as I processed unhealed trauma, experienced more than one tragic loss in less than a month, and fought to come to terms with someone I no longer recognize in the mirror.
The heaviness I carried from deep within my soul took a toll and I struggled to keep my head above water most days as my heart shattered and I could no longer stop the sorrow I'd tried so hard to keep at bay so no one would know how much I hurt.
After all, I've promised to be here to encourage YOU, to uplift you, and to help you through your trauma, so I guess I felt like I was supposed to somehow keep myself together and be the strong one despite all the challenges I faced in my own life.
But I couldn't have been more wrong.
I learned that I couldn't do it on my own. That my strength lies in being real and sharing my pain as I experience it.
After months of soul-searching and fighting to find my way back out of the dark, I discovered that these life lessons are an integral part of my healing journey and my purpose, whether I want them to be or not.
I've quietly stepped back and let life roll over me, letting the waves of grief, heartache, and disappointment ride.
But lingering on the cusp of this holiday season and the promise of a new year, I feel something I haven't felt in quite some time.
Within the fragments of brokenness that remain within the tragedies of this year, I feel hope.
I'm learning to stand again. To create. To write from the pain instead of hiding it away from within.
I'm opening new windows that let the light in, as I build a doorway to a future, a new year, I choose to now create for myself.
I'm carving out sparks from sunshine and glimmers of hope found in quiet moments of reflection, holding loved ones closer than ever before, and rearranging my purpose as I turn the page and enter a new season of hope, forgiveness, and change.
I will revive myself, my business, and my purpose in this new year, and I will return stronger than ever before as I heal.
I am revamping my podcast, formerly known as "The Daily Escape Podcast."
It has been rebranded and will now be called "In Pursuit of Purpose."
I wanted it to become cohesive in intention with my coaching business, blog, and ultimately, my purpose to help heal others.
'In Pursuit of Purpose' Podcast theme for Season 3 will be titled "The Next Chapter."
This season's subject matter will focus on healing, turning pages of change, and leaning into this new season of my life, instead of running from it as I've done in the past.
My purpose and passion continue to center on inspiring others to find their voice and teaching them how to rewrite the story of their life through spoken or written word.
I am rewriting my story, one chapter at a time.
I hope you'll join me in the new year for a brand-new season with new content, motivation, inspiration, and special guests who inspire and motivate me to thrive.
Most of all, hope, I hope you know that you are loved, you are worthy, and you are enough, no matter where you are in your healing journey.
Together, we can, and will, heal as we learn to let the past go and welcome in this next chapter, turning pages of transformation, healing, and change.
I can't wait to see you all in the new year!
Thanks for being here.
And thanks for making a difference in my life.
I wouldn't be where I am today without you.
All my love,