FFT stands for Fucking First Time! (please excuse the cursing) Freely given to me by the amazing Brene Brown in her current podcast – Unlocking Us.
Writing a Blog Post is absolutely a FFT for me! So why the hell am I doing it and why the hell would you be interested in reading it?
To speak up and out in my capacity as an Nutritional Therapist is so freaking frightening for me, because I know what I know, and I know at the core of my being that my experiences, especially in matters of the Thyroid that lead me to study and gain all of my knowledge, so far, absolutely can help anyone dealing with any health concern related to this subject.
But my naïve expectation was that once I had got all my ducks in a row (it’s only taken me 6 years!!), that would enable me to help you – well I thought you would intuitively know, and be drawn to me as a moth to a flame in the quiet of the night!!
No, Claire no. I now have to use my voice across media platforms that challenge my 52 year old brain and social media phobias!
Brene says that when you identify as being in a FFT you have to do 3 things:-
- Normalise it – I think this means just identify and recognise it
- Put it in perspective – I take this to mean being gentle on myself and accept that it will challenge me
- Reality check your expectations – now this one I can already know and see in myself – I expect that this will land in every Thyroid Patient’s inbox! I also expect you to immediately take action and get in touch with me and see that I am the answer to all of your health problems!! It’s Ok to judge me at this point but when you start to follow me & hopefully you will – you will learn that even if all I give you is one nugget of hope (and that might be that you start following Brene Brown) that I have been of service.
So, if you are reading this – thank you for connecting with me and my promise to you is that I will continue to post on here and all the other terrifying social platforms, and hopefully take you along with me on a journey that will ultimately give you hope and great health. I want to join the dots for you and help you get your ducks in a row.