Hello once more. Time does have a way of flying, doesn’t it? You might’ve noticed, things have shifted a bit around here. From the familiar landscapes of FemmePowered, we’re now venturing into the calming aura that’s good in my soul. Now, I could try to sum up this transformation in a few words, but if you’ve journeyed with me before, you’re well aware that my musings tend to sprawl. Brevity in writing? Still a work in progress for me. But bear with me as I attempt to thread the needle between detail and conciseness. Shall we begin?
When I launched FemmePowered, I was navigating the turmoil of leaving an abusive marriage. My writings—steeped in themes of empowerment, personal transformation, and healing from trauma—found resonance both with women locally and among the diaspora. While I initially wrote for my own catharsis, the growing response made me hope to deeply affect others. However, as a recovering perfectionist, I can now say that I began to rely too heavily on external validation. When my work echoed with success, the applause was deafening. Yet, when there was a disconnect, I grappled with feelings of discouragement and felt misaligned with my audience.
With the passage of time and the deepening of my own narrative, my online engagement lessened and events paused, largely influenced by the pandemic. In the hush that enveloped the world during the pandemic’s early days, the reflective silences reminded me that the essence of my writing wasn’t about the occasional external commendation, but about tracing a journey — uniquely mine.”
I turned to the pages of my journal again, pouring out thoughts with raw intensity. When asked about the blog, which now lay in a dusty corner of the interwebs, my answer was always, “I’m on a project.” Indeed, I was — the project was me. Curious queries about events were met with a promise of “something in the works.” In reality, I was working on crafting a purposeful life, shielded from scrutiny. This introspective journey, which I kept close to my heart, enabled a type of growth that’s hard to articulate. I was thriving quietly in my lane and as a consequence, my story and writing were shifting. It was no longer about the relentless pursuit of empowerment or excellence but about mindful living, slowing down, colliding with grace, and finding inner peace. This metamorphosis laid the groundwork for “Good In My Soul.”
“Good In My Soul” represents my current state of being. Like everyone, I face challenges, struggles, and dilemmas. Yet, amidst these, I find myself in a sanctuary of contentment and emotional balance. Drawing inspiration from the timeless hymn, “It is well with my soul,” I’ve reached a chapter in my life where, with genuine assurance, I can echo its sentiment: truly, it is well with my soul.
“Good In My Soul” is that restful exhale at twilight, the reassuring solace of inner peace, and the harmonious connections with those closest to me. It also embodies a newfound love and partnership, with a special someone who fills voids I never knew were there. Where FemmePowered was a quest, “Good In My Soul” is the destination – a space of discovery, nesting, and reveling in the coziness of what has been uncovered.
It’s also about recognizing that while the journey was filled with challenges, each step was essential, leading me to where I am today — more attuned, more at peace, and more ‘me’. The future vision for ‘Good In My Soul’ is not just to be a platform for my own reflections but to also embrace and share the diverse stories of others. Stories that resonate, that inspire, and most importantly, stories that matter.
This evolution in perspective will reflect in my work. My writing will no longer chase deadlines or strive to persuade but will gently narrate the profound in the ordinary and celebrate the magic in the mundane. It’s about depth, meaningful connections, and soulful conversations.
As we turn the page from FemmePowered, the narrative of ‘Good In My Soul’ unfolds. It’s not an ending, but a heartwarming segue. Embracing now, relishing memories, and stepping into a horizon teeming with promise. This remains my journey but with every stride rooted in gratitude and introspection.
So, join me in this renewed voyage, diving deep into what it genuinely means to feel “Good In My Soul.” Embarking on this chapter, I extend an invitation. The name evolves, but the spirit is undying. Let’s weave tales, create memories, and kindle soulful bonds.
See you in the next post.