Four Years Later, a Sassy Dream is Reality
It was January 2012 when I pressed publish for the first time on a WordPress blog. A dream became a part of reality.
My blog. My writing. My space. On the internet for anyone to read.
My very first domain was Healthier Heather. I wrote about my health journey, food and what I was reading.
The website wasn’t really fancy. They weren’t my deepest thoughts.
But it was a start.
I was doing something.
I was taking action.
I had awakened the muse, listened to the yearnings that I had within myself and made it one of my New Years goals to launch a blog. And I achieved the goal within the first 2 weeks of the year.
I had no idea where it would lead, what I was going to do with it or even how long I would do it. All I knew was that I had an urge to write and share my words with others. Reading the experiences of others had changed my life and I wanted to be an example for others as well.
I needed a space to call my own, not dictated by bosses, committees or rules. It wasn’t a representation of a brand- it was me.
It was liberating and scary all at the same time.
The funny part was, I didn’t really tell many people about it. I possessed a fear that I would be reprimanded at work for writing my thoughts, which is why I chose to write about the neutral world of health and food.
Light, airy and no sass.
To me that was safer than writing about what I truly wanted to share- my dreams.
My dream has always been to inspire women in any way that I can. Sister to sister. Heart to heart.
At that moment in time I wasn’t sure how to do it just yet, but at least I started.
There’s an art to a start.
In April of 2014, Sassy Inspiration was born. The next iteration of sharing my truths in order to make the world a bit smaller and dreams more attainable was born.
It’s been four years later since I pressed publish for the first time in WordPress and now it’s time to share the latest curve in the journey of my online home.
I’ve worked on this vision and website for over a year. During the process fears surfaced. Imposter syndrome prevailed. Tears were shed. Sleepless nights were had. Weeks went by where I didn’t even work on it.
Upper limit symptoms at their best.
I was taking a bigger leap and the fear was holding me back. And I knew it.
Deep down I wanted my online home to be visual, fresh, feminine and different.
My vision was to create a scared spiritual space for women to come and feel love, positivity, support, inspiration and a bit of sass to top it off.
And I wanted it to be colorful as hell. Kind of like my hair.
Words are powerful. Stories connect us. Feeling less alone in the world can shift everything for a person. It has for me.
I’m a square peg in a world of round holes. I want to create a space for other square pegs to come and feel like they belong and are listened to.
Dreams deserve to be chased and I want to be an example, and mentor, to ensure that they everyone can chase after theirs.
The biggest lesson I have learned over the past 4 years of sharing words on the internet is if I wouldn’t have at least started, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
This website wouldn’t be here.
The amazing people I have come to know, and work with, wouldn’t be in my life.
The emails from women sharing their dreams with me wouldn’t be in my inbox.
The stories of other dream chasing women wouldn’t have been shared.
The list of ‘what ifs’ goes on and on.
With a new style comes a refreshed mission and a new tagline.
Inspirational writing. Motivational mentoring. Spiritual sassiness. For women.
I’ll be writing the sassy words, working with amazing women and adding in a dash of the ‘woo’ to bring my dream, and the dreams of others, to life.
My Sassy Sunday emails will come into inboxes to start the week off right, while sharing stories and insights that I don’t share anyplace else.
Sometimes we need a new outfit to shift the way we view ourselves.
Sometimes we need to change the view in order to see something that we haven’t noticed before.
Sometimes we need a brand new website to fan the flames of passion for a mission I won’t ever give up on.
There’s a dream on your heart that may simply need a shift in perspective in order for you to notice it’s there.
Listen to your heart.
Write it down.
Take a simple step. And another. And another.
You just need to start.
You never know where it will lead you.