letter 26: turning pro *for self*
After spending almost a year in isolation writing a book there was a sense of relief that came over me because it was done. The feat alone was a miracle and seemed impossible for so long, but then it dawned on me…it’s still only the beginning. Now, I have to get it out into the world. Now, I have to allow my words/mind to be perceived by all of you. Now, I have to prepare myself for the life that’s to come after this grand reveal.
This is all paired with the fact that I have ideas and concepts swirling in my mind that go beyond this one book, and they’re consuming me; begging to be given attention and to also go through the journey of being taken in by minds outside of my own. So, life has to change. I’ve gotta turn pro. I have to show up everyday on a mission to chisel away at the work required to nurture these seedlings into a garden of my mind’s flowers. I can’t continue escaping because of life’s pressures; in doing so I am choosing to abandon my sacred/creative spirit.
I dive deeper into this concept in this in this week’s episode of my podcast Chats with Cat, so head on over there if you want to hear more of my thoughts on all of this.
In the meantime, does this resonate? Have you already turned pro? If so, how does it feel? If not, what’s getting in the way?
Let’s stop wasting time. We’ve got new worlds to build.
With love always,
Cat, a gal tryin’ her best
this week’s episode of my podcast all about turning pro *for self*
an afrobeats cardio dance class I took this week and loved
the ampiano playlist i’ve been listening to when I need a mood boost
a fun reggaeton cardio dance class that I took yesterday a.m
a podcast with episodes that always leave me feeling smarter
the scoop on acupuncture ear seeds (I just learned about this yesterday)
apparently we can now access workout classes on Netflix
how to find love according to 9 dating coaches (ngl, this all made me cackle)
makeup with skincare benefits might actually be a scam
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