Mindful Massage and Yoga has been a dream of mine for quite a while. But, it was just a dream. I would jot down ideas and think “wouldn’t that be awesome”, but I was afraid to make it a reality. Fear held me back. Fear of failure, fear of not being good enough, fear of judgement from others. Who am I to think that I can do this? The details of starting a business is tiring, but the hardest work was done on myself. Diving deep to discover why I felt this way and how to overcome it was more exhausting than any physical task I have ever attempted. But, wow, was it worth it.
I am a work in progress, as is my business and as I hope you are, too. While fear no longer has a strangle hold on me, it still exists. I broke free by not allowing failure to be an option. I learned to lean on others, to ask for support, to be resourceful and to admit when I was over my head and needed help.
“The tiny seed knew that in order to grow, it needed to be dropped in dirt, covered with darkness, and struggle to reach the light.” Sandra Kring
I began this post thinking that I would be asking for your patience and forgiveness as I prepare to for opening day. A “pardon our dust sign”, of sorts. But, then I realized that there is no end in sight and I will forever be asking for everyone to bear with me. And that’s OK.
We are all under construction. As I ask for your continued support and understanding, I invite you to do the same for you. Be kind and patient with yourself. Allow space for growth and change. Fall, fail, question everything. Ask for help. Ask for forgiveness. Grant yourself the same grace that I hope you will grant me.