For those of you that don't remember me and only vaguely recall the chick that did some kind of writing maybe that had something to do with fairy tales possibly but maybe not?
Yes, that's me.
I rewrote fairy tales designed to inspire you to be the baddest (translation: best) version of yourself possible.
And then..... I sputtered out.
Essentially, I got lost in wonderlands of very merry un-clarity, the depths of which took me quite a while to claw out of. My message wasn’t clear enough. I kept turning down paths of bad advice and listened to too many “shoulds”.
And me, the passionate creative firecracker that I am, tried to do too much in too little time, and when I felt blocked from finishing tasks by well, life in general and all of my mom duties, I melted into a puddle. That's what too much fire can do to a person. And puddles suck at writing and creating content.
So, when my hosting was due to expire and I hadn't made any money to renew it, I let it expire. And poof! Like with the wave of a magic wand my website went bye-bye.
I decided to take some time to contemplate, reflect, and write. I'm a Cancer crab and at this time I needed the comfort of my own shell. It was there I retreated when I attempted to slay the beasts plaguing me. There I surrendered. There I allowed myself to stop. To be still. To rest. (Which is not easy for me to do, relaxing is not a natural state for me.)
During this hiatus, one day I thought, “hey, maybe I'll just slap all my retold fairy tales into a book”. So, I started a Word document, and saw that I had over 17,000 words. Not a bad start.
I wasn’t particularly motivated to finish it at the time. I thought I’d work on it when I could, but after a couple of months, a significant Mercury retrograde hit. Usually Mercury retrograde is a real jerk to me, but this time around the “re” part of retrograde kicked in and I revisited an idea for a course I had started writing when I Slay My Own Dragons was alive. It was a 6-week course on how to become the heroine you’ve always wanted to be. That idea would not leave me alone.
That’s when it hit me: sweet, sweet clarity. I saw what the site had been missing the whole time. It was ACTION. It was the ‘how’, which was the exact thing the course was trying to accomplish. All the inspiration in the world will do nothing if you don't know how to apply it to your life to make the life that you want.
It was then that this choose-your-own-adventure-esque guidebook was born. I rearranged the tales, cut a whole lot of stuff out, and rewrote the outline. I wrote new tales that haven’t been seen yet by anyone but me, but most importantly, I added the ‘how to’ parts so you can take inspired action to be the best version of yourself possible.
It’s currently half written.
Hiding all of it in the shadows while I completed it seemed wrong, though. Aside from that, my soul has been one cranky sour puss because she has been wanting so badly to bippity-boppity females everywhere into feeling as unbreakable as Wonder Woman herself. I’ve finally decided to answer her call, to quiet her incessant urging by starting this site once again.
So here it is. Here I am.
This site still has some of the fairy tale flavor that it had before, but the main focus is 100% on unapologetically unleashing your inner heroess, which is what I have wanted to be the main focus since day one, although I wasn’t articulating very well back then.
This new version has:
Improved inspiring stories (blog posts). There is now a “how to” aspect added to the stories to help you slay your own inner gremlins in real life. Cause all the inspiration in the world won’t do a thing without ACTION. Check out the first one in the improved version of Defeating the Creature known as your Inner Critic.
Speaking of “how to”, I’ve added a load of freebies to help you unapologetically unleash your own inner heroess, such as a Meet Your Inner Heroess journey, Merge with Your Inner Heroess Mantra, a super fun Know Your Inner Heroess Tarot Spread, plus more. You get access to that right here.
Speaking of tarot spreads, I’m now offering not one, but FOUR different tarot readings. I decided to combine my writing talents with my love of tarot to offer some unique readings to help you out. You can discover your inner heroess’s essence in one, and in another (which is the same spread found in the freebie section) you can dive deeper and get to know things like her strengths, her insecurities, and how she overcomes them. My crown jewel reading, however, is a custom Fai-rot tale™ where I weave card meanings into a custom written fairy tale with you as the star. Reading and visualizing yourself kick an inner gremlin’s butt can be really powerful and give you just the boost you need to do it in real life.
So without further ado, I’d like to invite you (pulls curtains back) to check out the rest of the site here at islaymyowndragons.com .
To everyone that has been supporting me since day one, either through kind words, encouragement, purchasing my offerings, or staying subscribed while I slayed my beasts, thanks from the bottom of my heart for sticking with me. I hope that you enjoy this newer, shinier, and bad ass-ier version of my soul’s work. It is, after all, created for you.