Regular readers of this blog know we occasionally feature inspiring stories from people who are making brave decisions and charting their own course. When a student introduced me to the Beat Infertility podcast, I knew I wanted to interview its creator, Heather Huhman. When I reached out, she graciously accepted, then said she had been looking to find someone who could talk about fertility yoga. Would I be interested in being a guest on her show?
I was (of course) excited about the opportunity to share resources with those who need them and reach a new audience, but a live audio interview? That seemed risky... No matter how many times I tell the story of our struggles to start a family, it is never easy. Despite our happy ending, talking about the journey can still churn up unpredictable emotions. And without the training wheels of writing and editing responses before they are published, who knows how it would come across. What if I talked too fast or drew a blank? What if I stumbled over my words?
My husband convinced me of the obvious: Being brave is at the heart of New Beginnings, and I need to be able to practice what I preach. So I did - and I survived!
We all have opportunities to take risks - small and large - in the course of our days. How can you flex your bravery muscle today?
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