Authenticity

Writing the first blog on my own website has been my dream for years. In my head I have rewritten this blog so many times. It had to be a post that inspires, motivates and appeals to everyone. It had to be perfect. In the process of creating my website, I lost myself. I was only writing words that I thought my readers might want to read, and not the words I really wanted to share. What if they don't like my writing style, or they don't find my topics interesting enough? What if I make a typo? Will I be judged on this, will my dream fail?

I realized that I had let fear get to me. I don't want to write something "perfect", I want to write something real, something authentic!

au·then·tic
\ə-ˈthen-tik, ȯ-\
adjective

  1. of undisputed origin; genuine.

I like quality, I like working to reach my highest potential, everything I do should be the best I can, I like being passionate but I don't like perfection. So allow me to be genuine, to be vulnerable, to be meaningful and to be imperfect. Only then can we create deeper connections, only then can we be real.

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
— Marilyn Monroe

Learning to let go is something I'm working on, on a daily basis. Sometimes it feels as if letting go is the most important lesson in my life. Allow yourself to let go of guilt, unhealthy relationships, wanting to have control, materialism, anxiety, negative thoughts and perfectionism. Let go of things that stop you to continue to grow and creating new, healthy and positive experiences.

The season of autumn is all about letting go. Letting go of the old and the things that no longer serve us.

The Autumn Equinox started at 10:29pm EDT last night the 22nd of September. This is the moment that the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of the day and night are equal. And while our brothers and sisters on the southern hemisphere are awakening and letting spring energy in, we on the northern hemisphere are firing up our inner light to prepare for the darker days that autumn brings.

Ancient people celebrated each change of seasons, knowing that nature's changes outside correspond to our inner changes as well. The Autumnal Equinox, also called the Fall Equinox, Wine Harvest or Winter finding, marks the first day of the season of autumn. After a time of putting your ideas out there, after a time of learning, changing, and growing, it is now time to harvest. Let us all take some time to reflect on the bounty of our hard work, and give thanks for the blessings that we have.