Personal Development


Epic Fail or Divine Guidance?

This was supposed to be a very different email coming your way. Today was supposed to be the launch of a really big project I’ve been working on for quite some time. It’s an opportunity that has excited, scared, and challenged me all at the same time. I dove in head first, excited by the chance to try something new. It forced me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to encounter my inner critic, the imposter syndrome, and that obscene fear factor. I faced them though, head-on, and trudged through the muck, trying to make this happen in the time and the way I wanted it to.

In the Ring With Your Critic

A few weeks ago, I made a mistake.  A public, professional mistake the caused a wave of embarrassment for me. Chance are, you were witness to this mistake.

In an attempt to share my message, I’m trying to learn more about social media, posting, blogging, different platforms, and formats. It is a lot to learn! But, I’m trying and I excitedly wrote my blog, got the email and posts prepared, but was still a bit confused about one of the steps. I thought I had it and excitedly hit the send button.

New, New Normal

One year… it’s hard to take in really. I remember the moment life came to standstill. It imprinted my spirit.

It was a year ago, that we were all told to stay at home, wear masks, and stay away from one another. Suddenly, even the grocery store became a scary place, family and friends were being seen through masked faces, and everything became suspect. What was happening? Was this real? How long would this last? What’s going to happen? Are we going to be ok?

Point of Impact

I call it a point of impact. It’s a moment that creates an impression, often a negative one, that shapes your beliefs, the way you feel about yourself, and the ways you function in the world. Typically, these are experiences at an early age, long before logic, reason, wisdom, and perspective can provide any type of counterbalance or alternative conclusion. More often than not, a point of impact is subtle, abstract, and obscure, yet so impactful that they shape, alter, and define you.

Allyson Blythe

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Life Coach

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