Don’t Buy Into Resolution Shaming

The holidays can be an emotional rollercoaster. One minute, you may be feeling the warm fuzzies, and the next you are a wreck because you didn’t accomplish what you wanted to in the year. My inbox is already starting to get shaming emails about failed resolutions.

I’m all for encouraging others, sharing truth, and giving people tools to reach their goals. I’m not so on board with the resolution shaming.

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Found Out and Moving Forward

In high school, I started to “teach” myself how to play the bass guitar. I write “teach” in quotes because I didn’t start with the foundational things. I didn’t know my scales or even what string was what. I just practiced tabs of other bands’ songs and tried to fake like I actually knew something.

One evening, the youth pastor came to me and asked if I would be willing to play with them. I was ecstatic. However, I was also pretty delusional. I thought I could just play what I thought sounded good. The problem was, I didn’t have a good grasp on aural skills either.

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Who’s Brand Am I Building?

Why do I feel called to create? What is the purpose behind what I do? Where is my energy focused?

These are questions I’ve been pondering as I’ve listened to podcasts talk about work and brand building. Something in me began to turn a little as I listened. Am I interested in building a brand on myself? What is the purpose behind my writing?

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