had to get back on Twitter to follow some new peeps, specifically @TMFproject whose book (in progress) is making me… https://t.co/iIwE66bD2T
@kevanlee It’s hard not to blur the lines btw content mktg & email marketing. An email works double time as a blog… https://t.co/YrBI2msLtW
The wonderful @TMFproject looked into my head and saw EXACTLY what I needed to get through today. She offers life-c… https://t.co/sfvb7qwxv1
Yessss! Best (and hottest) lunch ever. Look out bookshelves of 2020, @TMFproject is going to TAKE OVER. https://t.co/Ah0TwQmKo8
Today I discovered @TMFproject, and aside from basically wanting to become her best friend (seriously, are you taki… https://t.co/VrzZwdCOP1
Recently discovered @TMFproject & honestly can’t tell you how relatable the content is.If you’re a woman in biz tak… https://t.co/oSiheXcRTG
When I get an email from @TMFproject that puts into words all the thoughts currently running through my head... https://t.co/IZhswScdhK
Today's @TMFproject email sang to my soul & mindfucked me simultaneously. Ash is the Queen of real talk + high-qual… https://t.co/sqq85eauNM
One of the best things I've read. Ever. Thank you @TMFproject for saying the things I wish I had the courage to say… https://t.co/LmUD79wZyz
@TMFproject love your latest blog. Now I just need to get out of my own way and stop choking on fear.
Every time I'm stuck with something related to writing, I google the problem and add "themiddlefingerproject" and t… https://t.co/rKZOUmc7gd
@TMFproject You bet. Everything you’re doing is amazing. You’re a bucket of awesome.
To my other freelancing friends. @TMFProject has a 25 free email course that is excellent step-by-step process to i… https://t.co/4Il5PbUsWG
@TMFproject I wanted to reply but I no longer live in the UK. But your content and style rock my world. You've help… https://t.co/aaZ15VmjAw
My life is currently undergoing a major remodelling. My ENTIRE life. Striking out as a freelance communicator is a… https://t.co/FzpJW5i62S
@TMFproject You’re a light in the darkness Ash. Don’t ever forget it. The way your UFG’s love you is how the world is going to feel.
Do you know about https://t.co/m88g9dEz6Y and Ashley Ambirge @TMFproject ? You should. I credit her with giving me… https://t.co/vdaFZhLiFi
Man. This email series got me like 🙌🙌 Hands down, Ash is an official lady wizard who'll rock your #freelancer pants… https://t.co/7mx3CyM6zr
So I may or may not spend too much time staring longingly at my inbox, awaiting the next hit from Ash's 25 Days to… https://t.co/AUstzvT3UE
This email series is giving me life, and I'm not even a freelancer: https://t.co/ukK1vQTypj If you do marketing/com… https://t.co/jmHCEatjID
At the thought of babies. Houses. Husbands. Life-long careers marked by monotony and tedium, and life-long existences marked by quiet panic.
This is for the women who disobey; who have that teeny voice of anarchy inside of them—the one that makes you want to run and run and run until you finally feel the sharp pang of ALIVE.
This is for the women who push back. Who stand for things. Want things. Different things, different ideas, and different lives.
This is for the women who create. Who create their own version of their happy ending; who are brave enough to choose themselves; who would rather be raptured by The Cliffs of Moher, or exhilarated by a Spanish song, or giddy in the streets of Santiago, rather than become obedient and numb.
This is for the eager, the fiery, the ambitious and the crazy.
This is for us, bitch.
If we were having a mug of hot mulled wine together in front of a fire, first I’d probably spill that shit on my lap, and second, I’d tell you the thing that I wish I knew when I first started feeling the pangs of monotony and regret:
GO, GO, GO. JUST FUCKING GO.
You’ve probably considered a thousand different options, by now. Quit and go to grad school? Take the summer off and go to Ireland? Start learning photography in your spare time? Ditch the job, ditch the guy, ditch the past?
You’ve thought about travel…a lot. You’ve thought about freelancing…a lot. You’ve thought about ways you can earn money without feeling like you’ve resigned yourself to a lifetime of weariness and self-disgust.
But you’ve hesitated because, which one is right? How do you know?
And to you I say: please. just. fucking. go. I beg you. Stop overthinking it. Stop letting all of the niceties and expectations and plans and everyone else’s assumptions about your life prevent you from living it. You don’t have to have it all in order yet. You do not have to know how you’re going to make it work one year from now. All you need to know is that you are strong and capable and you will ALWAYS land on your feet. We humans have a knack for that, more than we think we do. We always figure it out as we go. That, I promise. If I can go from being a rural trailer park orphan to building a million-dollar creative media empire, you can, too. If I can go from a mediocre 9-5 job in Pennsylvania, to traveling the world at my leisure, working from my laptop with a home base in Costa Rica, you can, too. If I can go from being a girl with a lifelong dream to become a writer, to being a full-fledged author with a multiple 6-figure book deal from Penguin Random House, you can, too.
But you must start. And you must start now. Stop procrastinating your best life, girl.
I want you to make a brave choice, and I want you to make it now, and make it with a clear and excited heart. Please, be the woman who did.
You are so much more than a hand to hold the crockpot.
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