I’m not going to sugar coat this.
THIS WEEK HAS BEEN A ROLLER COASTER.
We got on and we can’t seem to get off. It’s been full of ups and downs, sharp right turns when we thought we were going left and a big uphill climb with squeals as we free feel on down.
As birthday month comes to an end, we are so grateful and kind of floored at the way this week went. Tonight as I write this, I’m celebrating all the NO’s that today has been filled with and all the YES that is to come. I’d love to sit and tell you how amazing the roller coaster is but honestly sometimes, I’m not sure if I’m going to hurl. A lot of “coaches” would tell me not to show the whole 360 degrees, but it’s the truth. AND obviously we are so far from caring what we are about what we “should” be doing. We are building and sometimes the NO gets thrown in there. I lost count today after about eight.
The Badassery comes from seeing between those cracks. The light that’s piercing through in the darkness and just dying to flood the room.
Just this week-
Our book, Badassery Style Community, went to publishing. There were legit tears. We spent 6+ months compiling the book and years of combined knowledge to birth this amazing creation. Kathy has worked without sleep for weeks…no joke.
The book launch party is a total success already and we can’t wait to celebrate with 100 women in Chicago on July 11th. We’ve teamed up with sponsors who believe in our vision and countless women and influencers have jumped in to help us spread the word. This is what true community is about. PS…did we mention we are spending four days at UPW with Tony Robbins right after?…eeekkkk!
We brought in and aligned with new Badassery team members and they have so stepped up to the plate. I honestly can’t give enough gratitude and praise to our publicist, Raquel Figlo. She has worked around the clock and is literally opening doors that we couldn’t have imagined. Kathy and I are so grateful that you fell into our space.
LA we are coming for you again. We are so excited to announce some incredible events in the city of angels. We are committed to connecting women around the country and globe together. THIS IS WHAT WE ARE HERE TO DO.
Yes, Badassery is headed to Bali for the Badassery Bash 2019…but you didn’t hear it from me.
So yes, I could sit here and focus on the NO’s or I could say what’s next…and what’s next is something we can’t always see. Trust me when I say the momentum is rising and we are ready to rise with you.
Let’s do this Badassery and thank you for making two years possible. I can’t even imagine how far we’ve come since I sat on my son’s stool in my bathroom over two years ago. I furiously typed a memo in my phone for this magazine idea and sent it to Kathy. Now the rest is just history in the making. Don’t give up on your dreams people. Is it full of slammed doors in your faces, yes? But eventually you just blow the fucking side of the building off and do it your way.
Gratitude and well wishes as we begin into our third year of Badassery Magazine. After all we are so much more than a magazine. We are a thriving community of global women who are on the move. Let’s rise together.
XO- Samantha Parker, Editor and cool shit, Co- Founder of Badassery Magazine