Yesterday was one of those days...
You know the kind where everything was going really spectacular - our SheHive class was awesome, I signed a contract for some work I’m super-psyched to dig into, the SheHive got its first press mention (Thanks, Catalyst Media Factory!) and Mr. Adams and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary - and, yet, my mind was totally stuck on an incident that had happened over the weekend where I overheard two friends talking unkindly about me.
The rational, evolved, grown woman in me knows that sometimes even your friends do stuff that you wish they hadn’t and you love them anyway and move on. But the little girl that still lives deep inside and is desperate for love and acceptance just wanted to scream out, “Why are you being so mean to me?!” and go hide in the corner and cry.
Hiding in the corner isn’t really an option right now, so I reached out to my inner circle and asked for a shoulder to lean on - first to Andrea and then to my mentor. One gave me some amazing words of wisdom and set up a coffee date to talk it over and the other gave me some amazing words of wisdom and offered to go toilet paper someone’s house as we talked it over.
I may or may not be taking both up on their offers.
Okay, so I’m only taking one up on their offer (the toilet papering, obviously).
Having people in my corner - especially people that remind me to continue my “walk of courage” even when I am feeling like a hurt child - has made such a difference in my life. Knowing that I don’t have to face the hurt alone, that there is a shoulder - shoulders - to learn on makes the scary so much less scary and the sad so much less sad. It also amplifies the good.
Andrea, my family, my mentor, my coach, my therapist, my closest girlfriends…life is much more full with a network of trusted advisers.
We’re only a week into the class catalog, but the bravery of the women that have already come to the SheHive and shared their journey is nothing short of astounding. And I swear to you, nearly all of them confessed that they thought they had to walk alone before they stepped foot in the door. If I had a dollar for every time I heard, “I can’t believe how much we have in common!” I’d totally have enough money to pay for all that toilet paper that I was going to throw all over someone’s trees this weekend if was going to do such a thing.
Which I’m not.
If you think you have to do your own “walk of courage” alone, you don’t. And the SheHive just may be the place where you find the network of trusted advisers - your hive - that will walk your walk with you. Andrea and I both invite you to come find out. Join us at any one of our upcoming classes, drop in for a freebie any Wednesday night or 7 pm or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll set up a coffee date.
Whatever it takes to get you here - if you are willing, we are too. We want to walk your walk with you.
With much love and gratitude,