Craft your voice, change your life.

Hey

I have to tell you something.

I hope I’m not the first person to say this to you, but if I am, I’m so damn happy that I get to be the one to deliver the news. If you’ve heard it before, you may not have understood what it actually meant until you hear it again now:

You have something no one else does.

You are someone no one else is, and no one else can be.

This is not one of those “Aww, you are *so* special!” messages from a box of candy hearts or some recycled sap from Hallmark: it’s a fact. Absolute truth.

To believe that fact is a silent revolution. To understand it is to quiet all those voices in your head that convince you that you aren’t remarkable enough, “like them” enough, different enough, smart enough, extraordinary enough to matter. To know it in your bones and fingertips is pure power.

So what do you do with this shiny new truth & power?

You want to show everyone what it means to be you: how it feels and what you’re made of. You’re ready to show the world who you are. And?
And:
You are terrified.

When you open Instagram, you’re inundated with thousands of images + meaningful captions. You love visiting your feed because these people inspire you, make you think, make you laugh, serve up hard truths, and share their heartbreaks. You can experience no fewer than fifty emotions in ten minutes of scrolling: it’s a scrollercoaster. You love it.

And these captions: everyone is saying something. It feels organic & effortless. They say things about themselves that somehow speak to truths in everyone else. They speak & it resonates, so they get likes and comments. Their writing is engaging. They are engaging.

When you click over to your profile, you hear the sad trumpets: Sure, there are tons of adorable dog pictures and some killer reposts with their undeniably poetic captions by people you follow, but nothing really stands out. There’s no one here. When you read your captions, there’s this little glimmer of you there--like breadcrumbs of truths you’re admitting about yourself, but never too much. You wrote a haiku for your dog and a three-part post on your best friend, but there’s no real sense of who you are. What you like. What you want to say.

The same thing happens when you visit your website: cue the sad trumpets and Lionel Richie’s “Hello?”. Your About Me is pretty straightforward--just the facts, nothing memorable or notable. Your blog posts are only willing to skim the surface of your life and who you are. You share some things that feel safe--your favorite movie, where you grew up, your favorite season--but nothing that makes you feel seen. Sure, there are pictures on the walls and some furniture, but it’s all off-white. Vanilla. You’re trying so hard not to try so hard to be too much of something that no one wants. You have these spaces you’ve made for yourself and none of them feel like they belong to you.

IMG_2093.JPG

Shocked & appalled at the site of these vanilla-ass spaces.

You’re tired of feeling like everyone’s got something to say but you. You’re tired of opting out, barely making a wave, hardly saying something worth repeating, hardly considering yourself someone worth knowing.

You want to write more, and in a voice entirely your own.
Just thinking about it makes you sit up straighter.
You want to say things. You want to make an impression by being precisely, entirely you.
It feels like it’s time.

Here’s where I come in:

You deserve to know the sound of your own voice, but to craft it and hear it, you’re going to have to muster up all the courage you’ve got. If you want to stop pretending to be someone else and decide to be and show up precisely as you are, I’m here to show you the ways back to yourself.

Your voice is not something you find--it’s something you make. It’s a dynamic force of nature that we forge and craft over time and through experience. Everything you let yourself feel and every person you allow to love you will change your voice: change your life, change your voice.

Craft your voice, change your life.


IMG_2057.jpg

Feeling supes proud of the caption she just wrote because it sounds just and only like her.

What you’re in for when you’re *in*:

  • Six full weeks of writing, talking, laughing, sharing, crafting, refining, revising, and sounding more and more just like you

  • Weekly confabs in a private Facebook group, including Live calls

  • Weekly writing prompts focused on specific themes

  • Opportunities to submit writing for feedback and discussion--you can take a prompt and turn it into something exploratory that they’d like to share and see where it can go, or you can send me things you’ve already written!

  • Reading lists--essays, blogs, book chapters: These aren’t mandatory, but highly encouraged because they give us things to think about regarding how our own voices are distinct and unique, even when we’re all writing about the same things.

This is for you if:

  • You’re tired of hiding. Of not writing. Of not speaking.

  • You’re not sure what to say or write.

  • You can’t remember the last time you said or wrote something that sounded just like *you.*

  • You don’t trust yourself.

  • You’re afraid of what you’d write if no one would read it.

  • You’re tired of using the same tired words in the same tired sentences.

  • You’re willing to suspend your disbelief and press pause on your doubts out of curiosity for what *could* be--for what I know *is* there in you and of you.

  • You think you deserve to know the sound of your own voice.

  • You want to be undeniable.

It’s time. You in?

IMG_2657.JPG

Let’s DO THIS.

Click below to schedule a free In Your Own Words Introductory Call.