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What makes you feel alive?

My friend asked me today what makes you feel alive? I thought about it for a minute before answering.

Connection- I feel most alive and filled with purpose when I’m connecting authentically. That’s why I write, why I talk, why I blog, why I use Instagram.

These pretty squares are so great at making everything look beautiful, but they are not able to tell the whole story. And I crave the whole story - the authentic, the real. Today on Stories I shared 3 things that I’m struggling with right now.

They are not humble brag things - these are three things that I think a lot of us struggle with that don’t have easy answers.

1. Raising older kids and watching the influence of the world shape them. Hoping our own values are rooted deeply enough to withstand outside influences.

2. Learning that balance is a myth and to let go of the guilt of not doing everything 100%

3. Life-long anxiety and how I manage it...or don’t. I hope you’ll consider sharing what you’re struggling with right now, or perhaps offering a few words of connection to someone else’s struggle.

There is no greater support than “me, too” or “I see you.” Above all, I love connecting with you all. Thank you for being in my community.


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