I journaled and blogged before, aiming to reach an audience or create a response from people. This time it’s different, and it feels almost liberating and fun.

With writing, we create something out of nothing, and we encourage our authentic self to show up and become visible to others.

Recently I sat down and wrote guiding principles for the relationships I build with the people I work with. The process itself helped a lot to clarify my thinking and to explain myself to others better. Articulating my thoughts encouraged internal reflection, helped me connect to myself, and strengthened my point of view.

People write for many different reasons, and I’m about to figure out what’s mine.