Entering My Fierce Era: A Re-introduction
If you look back I didn't write a whole lot last year, I'm dubbing it my crumbling era, and it made me think - I don't know if I've ever done a proper introduction of myself. I just kind of dove head first into spilling my heart onto these virtual pages, which I think is what I needed at the time but umm welcome to the hot mess of what I was and the journey I took to step into my fierce era. We all went on my self-discovery journey and now...I think I can properly introduce myself.
My name is Sasha, you can call me Sasha Fierce though ;) . Welcome to my blog, a space where I just "talk" about whatever is on my mind, whatever brings me JOY if you'd like. I take this opportunity to just share whatever is on my mind in my most authentic voice, yes I do talk like this in person, HA!
Like most people who have blogs, I have a passion for writing. I believe that everyone has a story to tell and whether you share publicly like this, or privately - someone can always benefit from the wisdom one has gained. My hope is that people who need to hear/read whatever I'm sharing find this space and can learn a little something about themselves or maybe give them the courage to share their own story.
Outside of this blog, I have a desk job career that I can't complain about. I'm surrounded by wonderful family and friends. I enjoy coffee - some might say I'm a connoisseur of this hot bean water beverage, but I will say I'm a straight-up snob about it. I drink it black unless I don't like it then I'll add some sugar and cream. I do enjoy a latte every now and then but lean more towards a cortado these days. I enjoy trying different foods and restaurants. My favourite place is the ocean or the cabin or my apartment...I think one day I'd like to combine all three and have a cabin home by an ocean. That sounds like a dream. My favourite kind of music is most of it! My family always had some kind of music on in the background, the only thing I can't stand is death metal. Something about screaming into a mic that is not appealing to my ears. My playlists represent me perfectly, random. One minute it's country, then something from a Broadway show, to singer/songwriter to pop then some random band that many may not have heard of...and that's how I like it - always keeping me on my toes. I get excited when music plays and I just want to dance! You can always tell when I really enjoy something because I will dance - no music is required.
This is me in a nutshell I think, everything else has and will be poured out onto these virtual pages.
That's the thing about storytelling, you don't have to share beyond yourself. You share with people who you feel worthy enough to hear it and understand it. I write for connection and community. I share my voice to encourage others to express themselves and to own my stories. I now use it as a tool to communicate. I struggled with owning my story and it often let others decide the outcome of the story - when it was mine and mine alone to tell. I often sit on blog posts (I have like 14 in drafts right now waiting to be shared) because I want to make sure I share what I want to and make it meaningful communication. I used to be apologetic about my writing, sharing with people in advance before posting - as if to give them a heads up about what I was going to say or make sure that I wasn't crossing any unknown boundaries that I had created for myself.
I think though, that if you're going to choose to own your story and share in this way - you can't really be apologetic about it. I love Brene Brown, have for years, and she put it beautifully, "When we have the courage to walk into our story and own it, we get to write the ending." I think this is why she resonates with me so much - no matter what she writes she always has this underlying theme of owning your story.
This is why I am dubbing this the Fierce Era! I don't really know where all this era talk came from. I assume Tik Tok or a Swiftie…Swifty?…Taylor Swift’s fans, but I am here for it. To me, the fierce era is just stepping into one’s own, moving forward with confidence and writing the ending to your own story. There’s no need to hold back anymore or play smaller like in the past. Only just continue to bring it and strut.
New energy, new vibe, a new beginning.
See you on the path of joy.