Soft Landings

Inspired by Sandra Kelly and her soft places and honest spaces series and Kirsty from My Home Truths #imustconfess link up series that recently took a hiatus after five years!! I have come to the conclusion that I would really like to have a safe space for confessions/honest truths/to be your true self/truth telling.

Sandra’s series is a beautiful and raw series on how she got to here. Kirsty had a beautiful link up called I must confess where she provided weekly prompts that you could blog to or you could link something else that worked for you too.

So with the blessings of Sandra and Kirsty I present to you my link up.

Soft Landings

There is always something in life that we have done that we aren’t proud of. Some of us do lots of those things, some not so much. Equally some of us have done these things purposefully and then sit back and think “whoa what was I thinking?” And sometimes these things are just a part of who we are and don’t even realise for a long time that they are a problem but they are things we know we should change!

Since coming to the place that I felt pulled to creating this linkup, I discovered a podcast between Elizabeth Gilbert and Glennon Doyle Melton. Glennon talks about one of her very early posts, after hitting post and coming back some time later to see a friend’s list that had things like “My favourite snack food is humous.” To which Glennon had the realisation that “Ohhhhh we are not doing that here …”  My favourite line in the podcast (that I have listened to over and over!) is Glennon went to her husband and told him that she was going to be a “shameless truth teller!” This line has just resonated with me and it is sitting on my heart. Now let me be clear – I am no Glennon Doyle Melton! But I do hope to as best as I can while still honouring the privacy of my loved ones to be a “shameless truth teller.” It is this journey that I am hoping you will come along with me.

Sometimes things in our lives lead to challenging times. They can also present life defining moments. Whatever happens there are moments that happen and we can clearly see the line that defines us from our life before to our life after. This might if we are lucky happen only once or even luckier you could have this happen multiple times in your life.

In my life I have pretty much always associated change with bad, scary, uncertain, something to be avoided at all costs. It turns out that I am right and wrong. Change is scary because it is different, it can make us uncomfortable, we don’t know what to expect and for someone like me who likes to know what is coming all the time, change can be very difficult. All of that said change doesn’t only come out of bad things in life. It can be exciting, new, electrifying, intoxicating, mind-blowing as well.

In my imagination Soft Landings is a place to come and share your stories. It is like a great big hug on Nannie’s knee when you have hurt yourself or are sad. We will all be like Nannie’s knee giving each other that hug and that soft landing space.

I have created some weekly prompts but they are just suggestions I would just love you to come and share and know that this is a safe place to be. If there is enough interest we could even create a soft landings group on FaceBook that would be closed so that the rest of the world doesn’t see the conversations.

The basics for the link up:

  • Open from Thursdays 9am
  • Close Sunday Midnight
  • Link one or two posts – you can use the prompt or not up to you
  • Head on over to Who Am I – #SL1  for this week’s link up
  • Please use #SL for the link up
  • Please have a read and comment when you can on others and as some of the posts might be deeply personal please keep this in mind when commenting
  • Have fun

Looking forward to everyone linking up with me.

Cat xoxo