I Have No Idea Where to Start
But I know I need to start somewhere. And that is exactly where I want to start.
In January of 2018, I did a scary thing. I wrote a short piece for wcpo.com. It was an open letter to the survivors of the Marshall County High School shooting. My heart felt so heavy for those kids, and I just wanted to send them a message. If you missed it, you can read it here.
Now, that might not seem like a scary thing to you all, but it was the first time I'd ever publicly written or said anything about my story. And it was the first time a lot of people in my current life learned about the parts of me that I'd kept hidden - that I am the girl whose brother shot people. I was scared, but I just needed to get the words out of my heart and into the universe. I knew those things needed to be said. I did not know why. Many things have come from that scary thing I did - some rewarding and some remarkably unpleasant. But they are all things that needed to happen, and a result of saying the things that need to be said. And learned that I'm happy to take every one of them, because I felt so proud of my brave. I did it! I said the things that needed to be said!! The outcome didn't matter. What mattered is that I showed up.
So I'm kind of there again. There are things that need to get out of my heart and into the universe. Every once in a while I put them on facebook, and people read them, and they seem to respond positively. So I'm going to write. Here. But don't be led to believe that this blog will be all about me. I'm enlisting some of my friends - the Women Who Get Shit Done - to write with me. I don't exactly know what this will be, but here's what you can expect:
REAL things from women who get shit done.
Honest reflection about who we are, where we are, and who we're dreaming of becoming.
Discussions about the hard things, even when the hard things are unresolved.
Some great stories from some super bad ass ladies.
We're going to try something new! Hopefully it works.