I love you, but it's time to break up
I know I've been distant lately, I'm sorry. But I had some stuff I needed to deal with on my own. See, something just didn't feel right- it's not you, it's me. I've changed. I've grown. This just doesn't work anymore. I need something else.
I need liberation.
Liberation from this weird relationship full of implied undertones and emotional triggers. I just can't play that game with you anymore, because I've seen the bigger picture, I've stepped out and looked in and quite frankly I don't like what I saw there.
I don't like being the victim. I don't like being made to think I am broken, I know I am whole. And I won't sit around and play into this dialogue any longer. We can do better.
Can't you see what's happening to us? We're riding the tails of pain. Can we be illuminated, joyous, liberated when the greatest accomplishment we have is our pain and suffering?
I have to leave it all behind.
But I want you to know this isn't goodbye forever.
I'll still be around. But I won't be here. I'm liberating myself- Kirstie Dempsey. I'm no longer here to sell you on myself. On my lifestyle. On my pain or my miraculous ability to overcome even though I've never really had problems that the average person hasn't already overcome a hundred times before. I'm not creating problems for myself, or for you any longer.
And on a serious note, I hope that you will still be my friend.
I've known for a while that kirstiedempsey.com wasn't where my heart was anymore, but as with anything you love, it's hard to let it go. I'm still keeping it around, but it won't be about entrepreneurship or spiritual mentorship or anything business-related. It will be a space for me to write from my heart. Not to sell- anything.
Kirstie Dempsey as a brand is not what it used to be. When I began, about two years ago now, I didn't know what I wanted. I didn't know who I was, quite honestly. I was flailing in the crosswinds of various female entrepreneurs who all had the perfect formula for growth.
Truth be told, the only aspect of Kirstie Dempsey that needed growth was Kirstie Dempsey herself.
And there is nothing wrong with this at all. We all start somewhere, and where you are at in your journey does not determine your wholeness. I fully believe you are whole as you are, always.
And this is now the place from which I wish to create. Wholeness. Rooted, nurtured, fulfilled, illuminated, discerning, joyous, liberated.
I have bloomed. And I expect that blooming will recur continuously, because the beauty of life is that we are here to grow.
And now I am ready to assist in creating and cultivating more beautiful blooms. But in a nourishing way. The way blooms are best created- with light, love and the beautiful flow of water. And most importantly, a well-planted root structure.
With that, I invite you to follow my work at dempseybrands.com, and stick around here if you'd like the occasional email with random musings from me. (Truth is, I love to write and I've always got a lot on my mind- but I'm done pressuring my writing to be geared towards sales/education.)
It's been real, and I can't tell you how grateful I am that you have been on this journey with me. I love you.
Cheers to liberation.
All my love,