Some days, things we’re dealing with can feel super isolating and lonely.
I’m an extroverted introvert. I love, love spending time with those close to me but man do I cherish solid amounts of time just for me. It’s not selfish, it’s necessary even though the balance can be hard to come by.
I believe in putting myself out there.
I believe in putting my truth out there because at the end of the day we have one life and if we can hopefully touch or connect or impact one person in a meaningful way, we have done something phenomenal with our time here.
Every day I feel grateful for you. I feel grateful that there are women who take time out of their likely intensely hectic days to visit The Modern Savvy. I feel insanely grateful if my words or thoughts resonate with you, and perhaps, whether it’s through a meaningful Vent Sesh or simply inspiring you to jump out of your style comfort zone, I’ve somehow improved your life in some way.
Well, when I shared my journey about my crappy bladder on Facebook and Instagram earlier this week, this community showed up in such a downright powerful way that tears are streaming down my face as I write this.
(literally, had to break to get the tissues).
Reading your comments, your messages, and your emails has been such a gift to me. Even though my bladder damage, relating to a literally one in a million neurological condition, might be extremely unique — especially for anyone under 70 — we together have created a community that supports and rises for one another no matter the circumstance. I’m not surprised but it’s been incredible to witness.
I feel so extremely grateful.
A reader sent me a message the other day that she too has another neurological condition that has caused significant bladder damage. And despite seeing three urologists, no one has given her similar therapies or recommendations, and she lives with a constant, all-too-familiar feeling of a lesser quality of life (all because peeing is not as easy as you’d think). After reading my post, for the first time in three years feels optimistic and empowered that her quality of life can improve and through many discussions, I’ve learned she has a promising new road in front of her just one week later.
THIS IS EVERYTHING.
This is why we as women need to push past the b.s. social media perfect life facades so we can embrace the greatness within and the greatness around us.
My words resonated with this reader because of our similarities. Yet another reader mentioned they’ve felt extremely isolated for another health issue and felt a sense of comfort that while our situations are unique, that there’s someone else who gets her.
I do. And I have a feeling so many of us do.
Hundreds more literally just reached out to remind me they were there for me.
In life — with family, friends and our community — that’s often all each of us need to do.
We need to rise up, and just be there for one another.
So some people don’t get when I tell them I write a blog. And, I get it.
It’s still this super new industry that varies in such a significant way from one site to another.
And frankly, I don’t love calling it a blog either. Don’t love it all.
Because this is SO much more than a “blog.”
It has fundamentally changed who I am and who I forever will be.
This is a community that rallies for one another. A fierce, loyal, fun, supportive, strong, motivating, inspiring and encouraging community of women that gets what it means to show up and be good to one another.
I could go on forever but really, there are only two more words.