I’m writing a blog post and Brenda made me do it.
“Do it scared,” she said! “Done is better than perfect,” she said.
Sometimes Brenda Ster is my role model and sometimes, like tonight as I sit here staring at the blinking cursor, she is my mortal enemy. Lucky for her I don’t really believe in holding grudges for long. Plus she has taught me everything I know about personal branding, marketing, and creating a blog. (Want to learn all the things too? Check out her amazing coaching classes here!)
So tonight I’m putting on my WWBD (What Would Brenda Do) pants and writing a blog post. So here it is Brenda, my post about how you kept me up with a glass of wine on a Tuesday night until 1am when I needed to be up in 5 hours.
Don’t you know I need at least 8 hours of sleep to function and I’m happiest on 9? Don’t you know that I’m an overachieving-perfectionist? I’m actually pretty sure you know both these things because I’m slightly convinced you’re psychic. I digress though.
So what should my all-mighty “Brenda Made Me Do It” post be about? I guess it should be about how she is right. Stepping over that imaginary line and away from my comfort zone feels freeing. It’s scary and for the first time I’m ignoring the little voice in my head. The one that tells me I’m not good enough or that I’ll never accomplish my biggest dreams.
I’m excited to start this venture. To connect with woman who wear so many hats and perform a juggling act everyday. I want to find myself again. As someone with bipolar disorder, I’m always at one end of the spectrum or the other. Writing helps me find the middle. Connecting with people makes me feel grounded in reality.
This blog is about creating connections and a community. It’s more than just a couple of words on a page. It’s my dream. So I can hear Brenda’s voice now as she asks all of us in Blogging Bootcamp, “So what’s the lesson here, you guys?”
Other than Brenda is always right, the lesson here is that we can never grow or expect change if we are constantly doing the same thing. If you want the same result then keep doing what you’re doing. If you want something different, you’ve got to do something different.
So maybe Brenda isn’t really evil. Maybe she is actually the cultivator of dreams. I think when I grow up I want to be Brenda Ster. It’s scary to think this entire Adventure Upside Down only exists because Brenda made me do it.
To see something else Brenda made me write, check out the About Me
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