The First Ten Days
We all begin the process before we are ready, before we are strong enough, before we know enough; we begin a dialogue with thoughts and feelings that both tickle and thunder within us. We respond before we know how to speak the language, before we know all the answers, and before we know exactly to whom we are speaking.
~ Clarissa Pinkola Estés
As Mary Oliver once said, “Keep the appointment.” Make the decision to show up today, and everyday hereafter, for the destined meeting you made with your soul, a long time ago, to live your life fully.
Not the life that looks good on paper, successful by metrics other than your own
Not the life that makes you contort and conform to fit in, convinced that when you do then you’ll finally matter.
Not the life that seeks approval, love, and worth from everyone but yourself.
Not the life that confuses productivity for worth and constant movement for real momentum.
Not the life spent striving to be perfect while missing the inherent perfection and wonderment in ordinary moments.
Not the life built on beliefs so fragile they cannot be questioned, nor an identity so precious it cannot handle your mess, your mistakes, and your wildness.
This appointment is to live into yourself so fully that you grow yourself into a human whom you deeply love and respect.
This program is not meant to be easy, but it is designed to be simple. A life of self-study, accountability, and personal freedom is complex, but it need not be complicated.
The first ten days of growUP are about building a healthy relationship with yourself.
Each day, you will receive an audio note suggesting what to do and where to place your attention.
With love, we go Up.