Write. Write some more. And see how your world changes.
Connect to your true voice and nourish yourself in this month-long supportive program.
I have experienced all those things. And you don’t have to have a business like I do to feel this way.
Several years into my entrepreneurial journey, though, I had an awareness that the writing I was doing in my business sounded very different from the person I was when I was with my friends, or even the writing I had done before I started my business.
As a writer, I was mostly a humorist and a humanist. Yet, in nine years in business, I had only written three pieces that were truly in my voice, and only one humorous blog post, which came out in a sarcastic tone — not really my thing.
I was squelching myself.
I felt creatively shut off from my true voice.
A part of me did not think it was okay to bring all of me into the writing I did in my business.
I also felt creatively starved and soul-disconnected.
Over the years, I knew I should be writing. I’d bought journal after journal but they ended up lying there, empty. It’s widely known that journaling is one of the best daily practices around for overall well-being and connecting with the truest parts of you.
One day, I tried to write again, something in my real voice.
I was so creatively shut off, I couldn’t get myself to write a word.
Meanwhile, my business writing was very businessy. Not fully “me” at all, but what I thought somewhere inside of me business writing was supposed to sound like.
Where had the real me gone?
Finally, I wrote a sentence. Just one true sentence.
It was a start.
I sat some more. I wrote a little more, about something else. I felt my voice coming through, finally, not quite fully, but almost.
(The humorist in me was pissed, evidently, and wouldn’t come out for a long time; pissed that I hadn’t laughed while working in six years. Pissed that she had been hidden away, even though she was the most joyful part of me.)
It took me a few more years to fully reconnect with my true voice. It came in layers.
It started through a regular practice of journaling, which is a soul trust-builder.
I knew for sure that I’d never fully self-express in my business or my relationships until I could fully self-express in my journal and my other writing.
When you shut off parts of you, you cannot expect to attract people who will bring you joy. You cannot expect to be aligned or in flow in your life.
Self-expression is vital to life, like water and air.
It is nourishment for your soul.
I’m still working on it day after day … to remember that “business Beth” is the same person as “friend Beth” and “humorist Beth” and “screenwriter Beth.”
If you’ve experienced that squelching, hiding away or just had trouble connecting with how to write like YOU in business or even in your interpersonal communication, I hope you’ll join me in October.
Would you like some help connecting with your true voice, or getting the creative nourishment you deserve?
Join me in October for a month-long writing group and let’s get your creative nourished and connected.
“Writing is the doorway to so many things for me … the most important being a connection with the truest part of me, and a way to self-express that spills over into the rest of my life.” ~ Beth
What You’ll Experience:
You’ll be provided with an array of writing prompts (enough to do daily, if you wish).
You’ll receive encouragement to get into a regular writing practice (if you’re not in one already).
I’ll help you practice transforming plain writing into “YOU” writing through fun exercises.
You’ll get loving support through optional virtual meetings, held weekly via audio/video conference. (Video is optional.)