Last Saturday night the room was filled with incredible people. Each person has/had a story that was not spoken but I felt it. Just know, your story and who you are matter. You did not go unnoticed. Each person had genuine interest in the mission and story behind #FillYourTank. They showed up in support that I often forget is still around. Blissfully authentic support without an agenda to be anything other than ready to support the welcomed wild ride you are on.
Yesterday and today I am trying to replay the evening back. You know how that goes? We try to remember all the things or wish we had said this or that. Give more hugs or speak to another person a little longer. I’ve battled with this for as long as I can remember. The feeling of guilt that I did not personally spend time with every single person or make sure I thanked them individually. So why do I tell others who feel this way it’s OK, and that people understand. They are just happy to be there supporting you. Yet I find I beat myself up over and over about this. Clearly I need to take my own advice!
A few text trickled in yesterday sharing how much they enjoyed the event and were moved by my words or the shared empowering words about me. Many shared their excitement to move in the direction of filling their tanks, share with their kids, friends and family.
Some post were shared via social media reflecting back on an inspiring night and the breathtaking view of the Seattle skyline that surrounded this incredible #FillYourTank tribe.
What I do know is, not everything I wanted to say left my mouth. I am in awe at the beautiful souls who showed up March 2, 2019 for the launch of my first book. When I reflect back to that night, my heart skips a beat as if I just had my first kiss. I am covered in goosebumps because I realized I was not waking up from a dream. I am living my dreams. You, my #FillYourTank tribe reminded me to believe in my little girl dreams again. Being a writer and writing just for me. Not for notoriety but to pour love back into hearts and the community. To have fun with it. To challenge people to think and rise to the occasion of being the best version of themselves possible.
So to those of you who spent your Saturday night with me and a room full of smiling hearts to fully launch this baby into the world by showing up as you are, THANK YOU!!
A bursting heart of love and gratitude for you all!
Xo - LH