I have so much respect for Jonathan Van Ness. Originally, it was founded in his charmingly kooky presentation and unbelievable way with words. Then, as I watched more episodes of Queer Eye, I came to see that at the root, he is an intelligent, thoughtful, compassionate human with a lot of grit. Having read the New York Times article (an interview timed with the publication of JVN's memoir), I can see where his foundation comes from — he built it himself.
After making big changes in my work life over the last year, I've had to deal with the many, small, repercussive changes that followed. I made the decision to make one big change, but I don't think I was fully prepared for how many smaller changes would also result. I wish I'd read this post by Leo Babauta months ago! Instead, I've done it all on my own (with my partner and friends to support me), and a lot of times I've felt like I'm stumbling around without forward motion to show for it. The last part of the post, Key Skills in Creating Shift, reinforced what I have slowly (and painfully) come to figure out on my own — small steps are better than none at all and self compassion is key. 🔑