Today I complete 32 cycles around the sun.
This was the year for cleaning out dark corners.
Nothing escaped the sweeping floodlight
Shame over how my first marriage ended?
Time to look at it.
Confusion over how I feel about my body?
Time to deal with it.
Feeling unworthy to help others through their struggles?
Time to call bullshit on myself
And show up
and show out
And get bigger
I always thought I might be
a counselor or something,
when I'm old and wise and have learned all of life's lessons.
I never would have expected
to be 32,
owning my own life-coaching business,
and helping so many
straight from my own, broken, surrendered place.
I am rising not just in my first,
but my second career.
I am a business woman,
frosted with wildness
and a big, fat cherry of
(Not completely unrelated is to say that
this is the first year
I have been single
from my last birthday to this one
since I began dating at age 16 -
17 months of singlehood, to be specific.
I think it's about effing time,
Lately, I am perfecting the art
of glamourous meets wild thing.
My hair is big and red,
my nails are did,
and I am learning to walk in heels (finally).
But I can hike 10 miles in a day with a full pack,
then build my own fire,
filter my water,
and sleep under the stars
with the wildcats.
I think I've got a little wildcat in me, myself.
Snapshots from my day at Pebble Beach.
What type of wild woman are you?
Hello! I'm Melanie Munir, founder of Professional Wild Woman - a women's empowerment business dedicated to helping women who are tired of feeling either "too much" or "not enough" to connect to their inner wildness so they can create work that allows them the fullest expression of their unique voice. Welcome!