One year ago today I posted my first post on Song of Your Heart. Since then, I have been trying to find my voice and my niche. For a while, I was catering to everyone even though my heart kept tugging me to focus on women who wanted and/or needed to hear the message of how to become their best selves. In September, however, I wrote a post about how I was updating Song of Your Heart and finally changing my focus to writing for women.
With all that being said, I still don’t feel as if I’m taking Song of Your Heart in the direction it is yearning to go. Over the past few weeks, I have been asking myself why the posts have felt more like a chore to write. This past week, I’ve realized what’s keeping me stuck. One, I don’t feel like I’m being feminist enough. Two, I’m just now realizing how amazing us women are.
What do I mean by “not feminist enough”? It means while I want to write about issues that I view as affecting women, I find myself playing it safe and avoiding topics like beauty, confidence, and equal rights. This is in no way a political blog, however, there are many issues that overlap and I don’t feel like I’m doing my part to spread the positive message of what it means to be a badass woman.
In my life, I have seen women support each other and I’ve received support from the women around me. But I don’t think we spread enough woman love around to each other. If you’re anything like me, part of the reason for this could be we don’t see our own beauty or power. We have been taught to shrink ourselves and so it can be difficult to join together as sisters and celebrate each other. I believe, despite our differences, we are stronger together and should be cheering each other on.
I don’t know what the future looks like for Song of Your Heart, but I do have a vision for what I want to create. The mission is still the same, helping you to find the beauty in being yourself, but it has become amplified and more focused on women and building a community of badass women living life on their terms.
In the next few months you’ll see me being braver in the topics I’ll be writing about. The frequency of posts will increase as well. My heart is leading me down a path of celebrating women and I hope you join me.
This week’s featured song is “Armor” by Sara Bareilles. The first time I heard this song was when I watched this lyric video. I cried because I felt so empowered and seen. This song is my new anthem.