The past few months have been amazing. I started this journey in January 2012 not sure of where I would go or what would be.
I never thought in a million years that a simple phrase would come to mean so much.
I remember when I started designing the logo. I had the idea that these words would have energy and movement behind them. I’m no graphic designer, but I was determined to keep communicating, designing, and sharing until it became what it was supposed to become.
When I look back at the first draft of the logo, I laugh but I also smile. You gotta start somewhere.
The emergence and growth of GoneGirlGo signified a turning point in my life. It was time for me to do things differently. It was time for me stop being scared. It was time for me to lean into discomfort. It was time for me to challenge myself to grow.
My hope is that GoneGirlGo has come to mean something to you as well. You may not have participated in the learning experience Challenge Me to Grow. You may have only read one blog post. You may skimmed some of my tweets or Facebook posts. You may have wondered what was this all about. You may have thought it was not for you. But somewhere in your wondering, you got something. Something stuck. You made a connection. You felt what I feel every time I say GoneGirlGo.
Well, I couldn’t stop here. I had to keep going. God put more in my heart about this than I realized. I’ve been working on clarifying the message. I’ve been working on creating a virtual home for the movement. I have been working on something just for you.
I am honored to share with you the GoneGirlGo website.
Blogspot was a proving ground for me. I have never done anything like this before, but because I was eager to learn and do something new, I began to feel confident that I could advance to another level. I am using WordPress for the new site and it has been a journey. I’m not a web developer or all that technical so some of this was hard. But once I got over my fear, I was able to figure things out. (Well at least enough so I could actually publish a basic website.)
Right now the website contains just a few tools to encourage you to push forward your ideas and go impact the world.
- There’s a calendar with strategies to make your M-W-F a GoneGirlGo kind of day.
- There’s a Challenge Me to Grow Resource of the Month for you to download for free.
- There’s all of the blog posts from this site.
And there’s much more to come. You can look forward to more content, more connection, more community. There’s even a Facebook page where we can extend our dialogue, share our stories, encourage one another, and challenge each other to grow.
Do me a favor. Keep this in mind. I’m still trying to figure things out. This is a work that will always be in progress. It will never be finished. And that’s o.k. with me. (Cause when it’s finished it’s over.) Do me another favor. When you visit the new site, make sure to subscribe by email. It’s simple.
So explore the new home of GoneGirlGo. Click, read, suggest, think, explore, comment, connect, and share. It’s a place where you are welcome to be and become who you are.