Space. I've been thinking a lot about how I can make space in my life.
As much time as I spend creating cohesive brands for clients, I often feel challenged to create a cohesive space for myself. Does it ever feel like you are good at a lot but then some things that should come easily are super challenging?
When I think of space, I'm not just thinking of created physical space. What goes through my mind is making space for new opportunities, new learning, deeper relationship, deeper understanding.
What brings this on is my role as a woman boss who is also a mother of young women and a wife.
I can't recall a time in my life when I felt more challenged to create space for others to fly.
Making a safe space for "NEW" is not easy for me. I am prone to hold things tight, I am prone to protect those, which means I walk ahead of the pack to make sure they have a safe place to follow.
In recent months I have practiced flipping my position, not my role or my responsibility but rather the space.
Leadership not just from the place in the front, but leading by staying behind the person or the team, and catching them when they slip.
Making space has meant that I often feel overcome with one question: "What am I even doing?"
The answer is always: "You are making space."
Space: a continuous area or expanse that is free, available, or unoccupied. (dictionary)
I'm not good at making space or recognizing when I see it, I'm not yet comfortable with how space can make me feel unprotected and at risk, but I am excited what will be created in this available, unoccupied, free room to grow.