In Brene Brown’s groundbreaking Daring Greatly, she writes “Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.”
As I’ve written recently, bad shit just keeps coming – Dad cancer and dying, cat cancer, torn shoulder and surgery, losing someone I love. To say that the last 6 months have been less than ideal would be a gross understatement.
I’ve written that I don’t feel brave and that my friends, Jenn and Marilyn, have begged to differ. I’ve perhaps argued with them over that point.
But in my effort to finally finish Brown’s book I came upon her quote and it stuck to me.
Over the last 6 months I continued to run my business. My business thrived. I continued to show up at networking events. Despite having to say some really painful things to one of my best friends in the world (and maybe my great love), a few hours later, I showered, got dressed, put on my makeup and a smile, and went to support a friend’s band (and enjoyed myself).
If that’s bravery, then yes Jenn and Marilyn, I’m brave. I am certainly a plugger.
I’m doing my best to just show up.