I have been itching to write again. Nothing in particular, just to start writing and documenting some of the events in my life recently. I want to motivate and inspire the way I did last year when I shaved my head, but it is just so daunting. I guess this has been going on for a while. When I signed back in, there 3 drafts that I started on different occasions over the past year- particularly about my experience with St. Baldrick’s.
One excerpt written in July 2012:
I almost fell over when I logged back on here for the first time in too long. It has been just over five months since I first created this blog with the intention to announce my head shaving. It has been 3 and a half months since I actually shaved my head. So much has happened since then that I don’t even know where to start. So many changes to me as a person. Some of them influenced by this incredible experience and others just like anyone else- life happens.
I’m not sure why I felt such an aversion to recapping the actual event once it was over. At the time I don’t really think I even realized that I didn’t want to write about it. Maybe I wasn’t ready. Maybe I was just scared that this blog couldn’t and wouldn’t do justice to the incredible night we had and all of the emotions that washed through me for the next several days.
An Amazing Experience
Shaving my head with friends and family was truly an incredible and life changing experience – yes super cheesy but I don’t know how else to say it. Words really don’t do it justice. I was fortunate enough to have an amazingly positive and uplifting experience that came out of trying to raise awareness about a vicious disease that impacts children and their families every day.
One of my biggest supporters, my dad
We really did have a fantastic time. Family and friends came out to support everyone. The kids were absolutely incredible in their fearlessness to shave their own heads. When I see such brave children I realize that so many times its adults that are the ones that are truly afraid in life. Hopefully we can continue to take some of our cues from these amazing kids I am proud to call family.
What To Do Now?
Who knows. I just know that I am finally starting to embrace my talents and gifts. I can keep taking things one day at a time to see what arises. I want to motivate, inspire, and help people achieve things they never thought were possible. How that happens- we shall see!