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Welcome to Wholehearted Woman. A place where you can be yourself, all the time. A place for authentic conversations, vulnerable moments, and genuine words. A place where you grow, you learn, and you make mistakes.
I started Wholehearted Woman, because I wanted a place for women to tell their stories and because I wanted to tell my own. For years, I thought I was "behind on life". I felt like everyone else had figured out life, and here I was - not really sure of what I was doing or where I was going. And if we're being really honest - sometimes, I still feel that way. Throughout these past few months, I've learned why most of us don't go below the surface. We don't share our stories with the world, and we hesitate to share our daily struggles. But the truth is - we all have them.
If we all let our guards down once in a while, maybe we would feel a little less alone and a little more inspired.
Having a space where women can share their stories and be themselves is so important to me, because the world can be a really noisy place sometimes. And it can even feel a little inauthentic, like we're all trying to pretend to be someone we're not so others will like us more. So maybe we'll trick ourselves into liking ourselves more.
Sometimes, I feel like I'm rushing against time. Like I have x amount of years to figure x amount of things out. Maybe you've felt like that a few times before, too? Once I realized how many people were saying "me too" when I started sharing parts of my story - it was obvious that a lot of people are seeking ...more... a little more honesty and transparency.
...but sometimes, I can't help but wonder, "Who am I to start something like this?" I know nothing about building a community, and often I feel like I barely know anything about myself.
Growing up, I was an introvert. Actually, I was a shy, scared out of my mind, and sensitive introvert.
So often, I found myself asking, "Why? Why in the world would you want to do this? Why can't you just 'be normal' and not be so sensitive? Do something ...easier?"
What I've come to realize is... that's who I am - a sensitive introvert who wants to share stories, and I love that.
Being sensitive helps me understand and empathize with what other people are going through. And being an introvert means having the opportunity and ability to connect with people on a deeper level. As for the scared of out my mind part, I'm working on getting out of my comfort zone more often.
Embrace who you are, instead of wishing you were someone else.
I know first-hand what it's like to spend years and years of your life wishing you were different, but the only thing you're doing is wishing your life away, when you could be spending time being you. And becoming the woman you want to be.
"I love the person I've become, because I fought to become her." - Kaci Diane
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