This past week has just been weird.
Weird because one of the smartest, most talented bloggers/chefs/writers/entrepreneurs I have EVER known defined me as “one of the most driven and successful women” she knows in a recent post.
Weird because she isn’t the type of chick to dole out compliments and so when she does, everyone knows she’s serious.
Weird because, even though we’re totally friends, I have a total girl crush on her and admire her more than I let on.
Weird because she interviewed me on her epic and smashingly successful podcast, One Part Podcast, and asked me a series of uncomfortable and awkward questions.
(Which I answered.)
Weird because instead of polishing up my answers with eloquently worded responses and a shiny public front, I spoke the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Weird because portions of that truth include things I haven’t been able to talk about publicly for months, years and quite honestly, my whole life.
Weird because, since that podcast went live, I received an inundation of emails, texts and calls from people I have never met, to people I haven’t spoken to since high school, telling me how moved they were by listening to it.
Weird because, in this podcast, I come clean about some of the darkest aspects in my life…
Namely, a business divorce from my ex-business partner. The body shaming and hating I have battled most of my adult life. The moment I sat still for the first time in 31 years and how it shattered my ego. And the unexpected love I found in my now husband.
I credit Jessica Murnane, founder of the brand One Part Plant and host of the ridiculously awesome and inspirational One Part Podcast, for her empathetic, down-to-earth, hilarious and compassionate approach to the art of conversation. Not everyone can host a podcast. Not everyone can dig deep into a person’s soul over a 45 minute phone call. Not everyone can make you laugh at yourself, especially around your darkness. This girl has mad chops, and so if you haven’t signed up for her newsletter, downloaded her e-cookbooks or simply stalked her on Insta, you’re severely missing out.
So now, I’ll stop being all…well…weird, and invite you to listen the podcast. I hope it inspires some truth-telling, body-LOVING, forgiveness and open-mindedness into your world. God knows we could all use it.
With MAD props to all the girls like Jessica out there, (stay awesome and embrace the weird),