It’s been a while since I have written and been in touch with you. I really have no excuse for not writing other than that I didn’t seem to have anything to say… Or rather, I had things to say and just didn’t know if it would be interesting or appropriate.
There was quite a bit of judging myself for not writing, I had set myself a goal to publish two blogposts every week. It was about being disciplined, about getting into a habit of writing. It was also about staying in touch and offer something that is not coaching and still related to what I do. It’s about sharing how I may see things in order to offer some insights that can be useful to those people who live in a similar reality as I do.
This week, I got a chance to unpack this with my wonderful coach, Renée. I hadn’t written anything for 2 weeks, no practices, no blogposts, not my journal to reflect on the questions she had given me with my practice. Nothing. And while I had written things in my head, nothing actually made it on paper or into my computer.
What we found is that I always look for outcomes and impact and if this is not ensured, I’ll not even start writing. Sometimes, I’ll start and then those magnificent complex thoughts end up in a very straight forward and blunt text. I discovered how I always look for result in a measurable and tangible way while my coaching practice has taught me that some seeds take a while to grow to the surface. I have experienced that a subtle change sometimes can hardly be expressed with words and yet it transforms a life.
So, how can I know if a piece is worth being written, if it ultimately makes an impact?
I can only feel if something speaks to me, that something wants to be written and sit down and write. I can trust that if I write it with my heart and intuition involved it will ultimately serve someone.
And so I did.