I’m introducing a new feature to Inspired RD, a weekly confession time. A chance to keep it real. An opportunity to pull back the curtain. A time to share something that didn’t make the highlight reel of my social media life.
Because life isn’t perfect, and neither am I.
Participate in the Weekly Confessions any way you want. Leave a comment, do your own “confession” blog post, let a friend in on your private life, anything that lets someone in on the real you.
Share a fear, a failure, a photo of your messy house. It doesn’t have to be serious, we can make this fun. Some weeks I might not even post any words, just a photo of a giant pile of laundry, or the mountain of crumbs under the kitchen table.
This is all about keeping it real and entering into more authentic community.
Yes, community. There are some of you who have been reading my blog for years and have never left a comment. I’d like to get to know you. And I’d like for you to get to know me. What better way to get to know each other than to jump out of our highlight reels and into honest conversation?
So I guess I’ll go first. This week’s confession has to do with fear. And one thing that I’ve learned about fear is that fear fears community.
“Fear always tries to isolate you and put you on an island. Fear always wants you to think you’re the only one that feels a certain way or has a certain doubt. Fear is terrified that you’ll get plugged into a community of other people and learn the truth.” – Jon Acuff
My confession: I haven’t gotten back in the saddle, the bike saddle, since my first ride (and crash) in February. I have all kinds of excuses (it’s too hot, I can’t leave the kids home alone, Jeff is working every day, blah blah blah), but to be honest I’m scared to try again. I have an expensive bike, bike helmet and shoes gathering dust in the garage because I’m afraid to climb back on.
There, I said it. My fear is exposed to community. And maybe that will give me the courage to face it.
Your turn now! What didn’t make your highlight reel this week?