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Courage

Do some words just stick with you?!

Like moist, or supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, or serendipity?

The definition of courage has always stuck with me. Why? Well...check this out:

cour·age

ˈkərij/

noun: courage

  1. the ability to do something that frightens one.

Origin: Middle English (denoting the heart, as the seat of feelings): from Old French corage, from Latin cor‘heart.’

Did you notice the ‘heart’ part of courage? Yep. Heart.

In less than 2 weeks, I am embarking on a 7-week road trip, called ‘Saskatchewan Sisterhood.’ The mission of my tour is ‘to invoke love, inspire connection and uplift women in local communities.’ How? Through simple events, where women can come together and simply be themselves. It’s all about connection, connection, connection.

Sounds great, right? Easy peasy. Fluffy, even.

But to be honest, I am kinda frightened. Excited. But frightened. Because it will be anything but fluffy.

To give you some context: I’ve always done responsible things: university, good job, husband, small business owner. Never really traveled. Never really went on ‘adventures’ (or the standard definition of them, anyway).

So for me, this road-trip is dipping my toes into the ‘adventure’ water. To simply see if I can.

But it’s also so much more than that.

Why? The energy behind this road trip is big: expansive, light, and so-much-fun. It actually takes my breath away, when I tune in to it. It’s actually quite...terrifying, to be honest. Yep. It’s big energy.

I know that I need courage to execute this trip. Not just bravery (although putting yourself out there - even in Saskatchewan, where people are generally friendly - requires bravery). But I also need the heart. My heart is big. I love the crap out of people. But it’s also taken a sh*t-kicking in the last couple of years.

This trip is an opportunity for me to regain my confidence, after that sh*t-kicking. This trip is also an opportunity for other women to also regain their confidence, after their own sh*t-kickings. Through healing conversations, support, laughter and camaraderie.

So my frightening challenge is to stay open - with myself, and with these Saskatchewan women. To hold space - for myself, and for these Saskatchewan women. To connect - with myself, and with these Saskatchewan women. As sisters do. Hence, the name of the road trip is ‘Saskatchewan Sisterhood.’

Because it’s time. It’s time that we let go of our old stories, ask for what we want, and accept nothing short of what we deserve...all by being unapologetically ourselves. What?! Yep. By being ourselves.

Wa-hooooo!!! Are you intrigued? Want more?

The adventure starts July 8th...I would be THRILLED (like, jumping up and down, clapping) if you joined me.

How? Follow along on our Instagram and our Facebook. Or sign up for our email newsletters, for insider sisterhood info. Or Join us for a Sisterhood event in your area. I’d love to connect. 

Thank you for being here. For your support as I regain my confidence, and as I help others regain theirs. This road trip is going to be something - can you feel it?

Hugs,

Amanda

PS. Want even more details? We are doing the official tour announcement on Wednesday, June 27th...so watch our Facebook and Instagram that day!