The secret is finally out! Well, I suppose it wasn’t much of a mystery. I’ve been talking about the ladies over at Big Catch Communications for weeks now, and so anyone with a brain could have probably figured out that this was happening. Either way, it’s great to finally be able to talk about my new role with this talented team!
There are so many reasons to get excited about this new adventure. They have so many diverse projects on the go at one time, creativity and thinking outside the box is highly encouraged, and every team member has a unique skill set. It’s incredible to see the conversations coming from one end of the studio to the next. What really stood out to me is how direct they are with their thoughts and opinions. What a breath of fresh air to see a group of intelligent and strong women respectfully push back when they are in disagreement and then professionally work through the challenges to come together and find a solution that fits the vision.
I’m also incredibly grateful for all of the words of encouragement I’ve received. The messages came flooding in when the announcement was made, and I was thrilled to see so many thought this was an excellent fit for both the team over at BCC and for me. I may have mentioned a time or two how difficult it is for me to receive compliments, but for the very first time, I’m in a very different headspace about it. It’s nice to hear that my peers recognize all of the skills I believe I can bring to the table. I often find myself doubting my capabilities and having troublesome conversations with my inside voice. I mean, that’s not unusual for anyone really, but at a time where I feel like I’m making some big moves, these conversations and challenging thoughts often hang over me like a cloud, so even if just for a moment a kind word can help me refocus, I’m going to welcome it. And I challenge you to become more comfortable with it too. We’re so damn hard on ourselves and continually picking apart the areas of our life where we feel we don’t excel. Isn’t it about time we spend a little more time loving ourselves? We talk about body positivity and inner beauty all of the time, but what about our talents and our skills? Why aren’t we celebrating those more often? I’m learning through this process that there’s a humble way to praise my abilities, and I’m no longer going to subscribe to the idea that I can’t be proud of them. Because after all, I’m a Big Catch!