That Hummingbird Life is the online home for creative, multi-passionate and unconventional women who are looking for an alternative way of creating a life that works for them, permission to show up unapologetically and intentionally and tools to embrace their bright, messy and imperfect selves.
Hi, I'm Meg and I run That Hummingbird Life and I believe everything changes when you believe you matter. I work with multi-passionate and creative women who I'll share more about my story further down the page but figured you might want to put a face to a name!
If you're reading this, I'm going to assume that like me, you're frustrated by the shits and giggles approach to building a life you love. You're sick of the amount of snake oil and you're exhausted by the pressure to be ALL THE THINGS and have everything figured out. (Spoiler alert: no one has all of their shit together).
You've figured out that despite what the 'experts' are selling, you can't build a life you love by following a three-step formula. There is no easy way through, no easy clear route.
But in a lot of ways, realising that feels a bit like going back to square one. And it can be a really lonely place.
The fears and self-doubt are still there, and because you don't see your story reflected in the world around you, you think you're on your own and the fears get bigger.
You'd probably win this game of inner-dreamshitter bingo:
I mean, I get really competitive at Cluedo, but I certainly don't want to win this game for the rest of my life!
And those fears rattle you down to your ribcage.
So many of us hide our stories because they don't fit into the status quo & we believe we're completely alone in our struggles. But we're not not.
You're given so many reasons to listen to that voice in your head that tells you you're not good enough, you'll never get there, you're not special enough, you don't deserve happiness, your dreams are too big and your idea are ridiculous. Well...
Because here's the thing:
The most radical thing you can do in this world is believe you matter, believe your story is important and believe you can make a difference.
Beneath all this fear is another narrative that shines through.
Here's what I know for damn sure:
You can leave your mark. You can do things that no one has ever dreamed of. You can leave a legacy, and you can really change things.
You have a combination of skills, strengths, experiences, interests, a perspective and stories that no one else has.
You can do something that really means something. By really getting to know and own your unique combination of skills and strengths, you can find a way to make the difference that only you can.
And here's the way I see it:
Becoming the woman who’s autobiography you’d love to read comes down to owning, living and sharing your story:
Hold the pen and OWNING your story rather than shying away and erasing the bits of your life you don’t like. It's about embracing imperfections and knowing that you're enough the way you are right now.
Having the courage to LIVE your life and becoming the main protagonist in your story rather than sitting the sidelines (and recognising that you need to look after yourself along the way, learn how to protect yourself from dreamshitters and keep your own light burning)
Putting yourself out there in the world, and SHARING your story even if your story doesn't fit into the mould, they stick out, or because they don’t fit into the status quo. Especially if they don’t. It’s about having the courage to find a way to put what only you can in the world and having the courage to share your story while you’re still writing it.