I was reminded this weekend of the importance of disconnecting from my routine and seeking out new perspectives and inspiration. I could feel that I was stuck in my stay at home mom routine and needed a spark, so, I purchased a ticket to She Changed the Game and I am very happy I did. As the age old adage goes… When we keep doing the same things we will keep getting the same results.
It was my first time attending an Emily Mills event and it will certainly not be my last. The energy in the room was unlike other events I’ve attended. This was the most authentic and moving exchange of knowledge, love and sisterhood. The main ideas explored were finding your purpose and what that looks like, overcoming fear or failure and how do we define success.
I related the most to Tika Simone’s words on daring to be your authentic self in spite of the noise and opinions of others. As well as the beauty of being able to reinvent yourself, while exploring new ideas. One of my main takeaways from her words was… Until we recognize and clear the cob webs of those past voices that told us we couldn’t or aren’t good enough, they will always hold us back.
This event was truly a game changer for me. A wake up call of sorts to get my ass off the couch and get back in the game. I had gotten stuck after a loss, but I was only stuck because of my own inaction.
So I’ve realized it’s time to get up and dust off the self doubt and move forward.
Thanks to Emily Mills, Leisa Washington, Tika Simone, Aisha Addo, Nneka Elliott and Toni Morgan for helping me to remember that every day we get an opportunity to rewrite our story.
One of my favourite quotes that I took away from yesterday’s event was…”If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.”-Audre Lorde
My hope is that if you feel stuck or in need of inspiration that you will take the necessary action to rewrite your story.
Love and Light