#2: Authenticity, Navigation, and Insight

I have been completely avoiding this, no joke… my first “real” journal entry!  Technically this is entry #2, but the first was really just a bit of additional introduction to Orange Fedora, and it was written months before OFHW was “born.”  This is my first entry post-launch.  Over the last week and a half, I have tossed and turned over what to write, as I have so much to say (shocking!).  I would fall asleep having just figured out my topic and my tone… only to wake the next morning without a clue as to what I had finally decided.  Agh.  It happened last night too… such inspiration and insight in the wee hours of the morning, and such a completely blank space in my mind upon sunrise.  So here I am, doing what I do best… just “talking,” just being me. 

Orange Fedora is about health and wellness.  True health and wellness can only manifest with authenticity.  I commit this to you:  everything you see from me on IG, FB, this journal, this website, my newsletter, and our health coaching sessions will be 100% authentic.  I believe in beautiful imperfections.  I have many, and I love every single one of them.  They are what makes each of us unique, and quite uniquely perfect.

Let’s tour OFHW for a minute so that you know where to find what you’re seeking.  On IG and FB, you will have fun daily posts and inspiration – quotes, photos, silliness, and little tidbits of healthy advice sprinkled throughout.  The newsletter will focus on nutrition and movement (yes, exercise!), your “nuts and bolts” of health.  In the journal, you will read more about thoughts, intentions, mindfulness, relationships, and the like.  I will draw from recent conversations with friends, acquaintances, and even strangers... noting patterns that arise, things that maybe need some attention or acknowledgment.  It’s a little more cerebral here, which seems fitting since this is, after all, a journal.  You’ll get to know me a bit through each post – my sense of humor, my passions, my experiences, my fancy… so that you may in turn feel comfortable introducing yourselves to me, whether by an email, an IG or FB post, a post to the website, or a private message.  I really can’t wait to get to know you!  As far as coaching sessions, that’s where we will really dive deep, assessing your personal goals and taking bold steps toward achieving them.

So, here is your first glimpse into your health coach Shannyn:  I am not a digital person (what?!).  I was born 50 years too late.  I am so ridiculously proud of the fact that I created this website and managed to link my social media, that I will continue to insist someone bestow upon me a tiara for my accomplishments!  As a matter of fact, I think the primary reason I have been so nervous about adding this journal entry is because in changing anything at all on my website, I feared I may delete the entire internet altogether... like THE WHOLE INTERNET!

Well, there you have it, a little about me… and now it’s your turn!  I sincerely look forward to hearing from you!