Dearest, most beautiful, wonderful you!
I am so, so, so, SO happy to announce the release of the very first issue of Wild Sister Magazine!
This is how happy I am right now:
I have been smiling, giggling, & twirling non-stop today…
All I can say is, Marty McFly was right when he said, “If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything.” I am now living proof of that.
On the 1st June, the idea for Wild Sister popped into my head. Now, just 27 days later, with over 100 twitter followers, over 400 facebook fans, over 100 newsletter subscribers, and an amazing group of writers and guest writers, we are already a sisterhood, and the first issue is out. In fact, we have already received enough guest writing submissions to fill every issue until the end of 2011.
Do you know what this means? Well, it means a few things:
1. Everyone has a story to tell, wisdom to impart, inspiration to give, and love to share. And now, we have a place, a forum, in which our voices will be heard.
2. When women come together, collaborate, share their truth, and lift each other up instead of bring each other down… magic happens. Sparks fly. Lives change. The world changes.
What amazing women I am surrounded by. I just don’t have the words to describe how honoured, grateful, and humbled I am to be in the company of such brilliant, beautiful, women. Women who are walking, talking, graceful, empowering rainbows of love, sparkles, and light.
3. Anything is possible. If you have a dream, a goal, a secret hope that lights you up, go after it. Believe in yourself.
I’ve gone from being so afraid of life that I never set foot out my front door alone, to moving to another country and creating a inspiration movement, in less than a year. I have a voice in my head telling to me to delete that last line, because people might think I’m vain and conceited. But I’m not. For the first time in my life, I’m truly proud of myself and what I have worked so hard to achieve. And dammit, I deserve to feel proud. Everyone does. The world doesn’t need more people who dim their shine or undervalue themselves. I won’t do that anymore.
Already, Wild Sister Magazine means so much more to me than I could have ever imagined. For the first time ever, I feel like I have a right to be here. That I’m welcome.
And while my mind is still processing the absolutely amazing reactions we wild sisters are receiving, and I still have that little part of me that thinks this success won’t last, because that kind of awesomeness just doesn’t happen to girls like me, my heart knows it’s just fear. And my heart also knows, finally, that fear doesn’t equal truth. Fear won’t stop me anymore.
I’m too wild to be trapped like that now.
So, today, I’m celebrating. This is a new beginning for me, for us. We are being a force of good in the Universe. We are changing the world.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. And, if I can be so bold… More please.