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Create Your Way Through The Things That Happen 

 January 24, 2020

By  Jessica Biles

Yesterday was spilling into today. And I had a decision to make. Do I lie about being too sick for a video call or feign an unimportant yet “important” family emergency? OR Get on the call as scheduled, as agreed upon? 

Follow through is important, and I know I don’t want to let her down. She is counting on me. 

As I thought contemplating all these things with half an hour left to decide… I realized something really important. This  call would be more about me than her. I needed to show up not for her, but for myself. I needed to practice follow through. And showing up on the bad days. And just doing my damn job even when I felt like there was no point.

So, with five minutes to go, I left the warm cocoon of my heated blanket. I applied mascara first, then some powder foundation. I felt good. I felt ready. I ventured to the chilled kitchen to grab my notebook and a pen. (I write down anything I want to remember. ANYTHING.)

I got back under my toasty warm blanket as 10 AM rolled up. I called my friend. No answer. I left a voice message, too.

I felt disappointed. My friend let me down.

I felt irritated. I put on mascara for this.

I felt frustrated. It’s hard to be accountable for each other.

An hour later I grabbed my lap top and started writing this story. As I began, I realized that phone call did indeed have a positive impact on me. I had filled that hour with doing something I love: Creating content for social media. And now I am filling another hour doing something else I love: Writing my story.

Taylor Swift once said: No matter what, “Keep creating.”

And there is something so special about taking those emotions and putting them somewhere positive. I heard on a podcast with Chalene Johnson recently that “everybody is creative.” I’m not sure I totally buy into that… However, I can get in on the idea that everybody SHOULD utilize a creative outlet. 

What do you think about this? Do you utilize a creative outlet…even if you know it’s not an area of special skill for you? How has this helped you? I’m here for the conversation! I would love to hear your story in the comments, social media or email! 

P.S. About that call though…we had scheduled it for a different day. I even had it written down in my calendar. ::Face Palm:: Silver lining can always be found peeps!

Jessica Biles

Jessica Biles is a leading expert on women’s sexual health and wellness in the Pacific Northwest. An award winning “sexpert”, it is her goal to help any woman enjoy a fulfilling and vibrant sex life.

Jessica is highly recognized and endorsed as a trainer by the world’s leading sexual education company, Pure Romance. A 6-figure entrepreneur, she leveraged her sexual health thought leadership to earn a spot in the top 3% of her industry.

An active member of her community, Jessica has worked with nonprofits like Open Arms Pregnancy Center and local area churches to bring attention to and demystify sexual intimacy issues.

Jessica is on a mission to help women and couples have the important conversations to enjoy a better sex life.

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