What better way to update you on story stones than to choose a stone to tell a story?! You may have noticed that we haven't launched our story stones yet. (Or maybe you didn't since you were out marching for women, caring for your family, making art or...). What happened you ask? I choose this stone to help me tell my story of the day I was supposed to launch the WOMEN ROCK story stones collections 1 + 2. That day was yesterday. After waking early and eagerly determined to finish up a few last minute things, I hit one of those walls I wasn't sure how to get around. It turns out I'm not a developer (we know this already) and the tools I was using to help me do such work were not fitting into my kind of common sense. Holy frustration! Right now the woman on this stone makes me laugh with empathy for myself, however yesterday it was a whole different story. I WAS THIS WOMAN. I wanted to say forget it and for a few hours I toyed with quitting. "Forget entrepreneurship. Forget selling art. Forget ...," you get the idea. It went deep. "This thing - this piece of technology has undone me. I'm done." And so for the day, I was done. I needed to be done. I took a break. I laughed. I cried. I took a walk. I took care of myself. And although yesterday I was thinking, 'It's not supposed to be this hard, this life,' today I remind myself that I chose (and choose) the challenge - it's just what I do, it's who I am and have always been. I'm wired for it. Today I woke up and channeled the courage of women and advocates marching, my inner Brene Brown (the voice that says, 'Get vulnerable. Feel the feels and then get your ass back to it. It's what you're meant to do.'), and Amanda Palmer who would say without words, 'I see you.' I want to say to all the other entrepreneurs, solo small business owners and women 'working' the 'business' of their families, "I see you." AND now I have one thing left to do before I launch 2 days late, tomorrow, on Tuesday, and it's editing! SO I'm confident to say that there will be WOMEN ROCK! story stones for me and for you - to help us tell our stories!
Does this stone elicit a different story for you? Would love to hear it in the comments!