Thursday, June 6, 2013

Lean In, Suit Yourself, Show Up

Once upon a time I had the idea to write a book called something like "What She Would Do If No One Was Watching". Maybe I was afraid?

This week has been an overwhelming "Isn't She Lovely" week. My brain has been racing with ideas, dreams, goals, and hopes for this blog, my girls, and myself. For some reason it's all just sloshing around in my head waiting to be sorted out. Maybe it's because I'm reading The Happiness Project and feeling a weird thrill about starting my own. Maybe it's because the person who made me believe I could just write and that would be enough is coming to town, and I will meet her. Maybe it's because I am looking toward a new job opportunity that scares me and makes me more excited about working, outside my home that is, than I have been in a long time. Maybe it's because I'm ready, along with many others, to not be afraid and just make the most of this very short life.

I found that video up there in a link through The Bert Show page on Facebook of all places. If you don't know, The Bert Show is an Atlanta based morning radio show that has been around for quite a while. At times they have driven me crazy. At other times they are brilliant (think Bert's Big Adventure). Recently I heard that they were doing some sort of photo thing called "Suit Yourself" where women are taking a picture of themselves in a bathing suit and posting it to Instagram and Twitter. If I can remember the next time I'm in a suit I'm going to take a picture and post it. EEEEKKKK. Yep, I'm going to do it.

Anyway, the video above was created by author Sheryl Sandburg. Sadly, I haven't read or even heard of  her new book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. But now it's on my Audible list! I have been perusing the Lean In website and the If You Weren't Afraid blog today. I'm so excited to see more and more of this type of stuff popping up. Maybe with all of these authors forging the way and all of the bloggers, big and small, putting in their two cents in a positive way we can change things. Maybe we can end the mommy wars, mean girls, and general unladylike treatment that continues to plague so many women. I would be happy with a little more love and lot less judgement really.

Here's to a virtual toast. A toast to not being afraid, to leaning in, to suiting ourselves, and to showing up. Cheers!


  1. A good friend just finished Lean In and she said it is a MUST read. It has been added to my ever growing list.

    And I may or may not join you in the suit picture challenge...maybe. But I will be happy to take yours ;)

  2. I've felt unsure about reading Lean In, so I'm excited to hear what you think. I'm also really looking forward to carry on warrior!


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