Welcome to the Permission to Fail blog!
My name is Kelsey, and that’s my daughter climbing her first boulder!
I have been on a perpetual journey toward authenticity, forgiveness, and ultimate productivity for the past 29 years. My mission is to help empower fellow millennial women to give themselves the permission to fail so that they can live their most authentic life.
This blog, or any blog for that matter, is completely new to me.
The idea, though, has nagged at me for at least a decade, defined by a million different possible subjects, including but NOT limited to:
- A single mom learning on the fly, bouncing between basic survival and inspired motivation, tethered by love.
- A passionate writer, rediscovering her voice after about a five year hiatus where she put others’ before my own.
- A social justice warrior, where the only world that makes sense is one defined by love and compassion.
- An organizational nerd, from office supplies, planners, and laminators to closets, bathrooms, and kitchens.
- A perpetual student, where any subject in any genre has legitimate potential.
- An avid, or striving for avid, reader, just discovering a wealth of self-development books.
Like I said, I could write about a million different possible subjects. And who’s to say I won’t?
But most Importantly, this blog is about a perfectly imperfect human, working daily to give herself the space to both succeed and to forgive herself. (That’s me!)
There is no one subject for this blog other than achieving goals, forgiveness, and celebration of living an authentic life filled with love and joy.
Even though life sometimes feels hard, it doesn’t mean that it is. Or, at least, that is what I am telling myself, and what I hope those reading this will start to feel, too.
Or, maybe you already have crossed that bridge, and I am so honored that no matter where you are on your journey, you have met me here.
I understand what it feels like to know something so truly in my gut, but not be able to translate that out into the real world. I was (and still can be) extremely hard on myself, and when I would not achieve what I dreamed I wanted to, I would blame myself so deeply that it created an even bigger barrier to success.
Then, surprisingly, something switched.
A series of things changed in my life in a short amount of time, and I was given the space to start realizing a lot that I had been trying to suppress. And then, I realized the most important thing was that I needed to give myself permission to fail.
This permission applied both to taking chances I didn’t think I could succeed at, and to forgiving myself for the decisions I needed to walk away from.
Whether it was adding something to my life, or leaving something in the past, all I needed was that permission to fail, and I was on my way to living a life that felt more authentic to me.
Bear with me while I figure out the organization of this blog. I am riding this wave, and not holding myself back, so I am publishing pretty early into the creation process.
I have things to say, and I want to say them! The content I share will always be true to my story.
I am on a pretty cool journey right now, and I figured why not share it with the world. Maybe it will spark a light bulb for someone else, and inspire a whole new perspective. Maybe it will just be a place where by sharing my story, someone else finally feels heard.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my introduction post. Stay tuned for some scheduling, planning, and life organization tips. I just discovered Canva, and am on a bit of a deep dive visually creating and manifesting my goals.
Have you given yourself permission to fail? What have you tried, or specifically stopped doing to continue toward authenticity?