After putting pen to paper for decades, my writing is shimmying over to the airwaves for an audio experiment in vulnerability called:
Dani Kreeft Writes Out Loud.
Prepare yourself for short, fortnightly vignettes on a total grab bag of topics all ringing with my signature scent: honesty.
I had just landed in New York City, into this perfect August day. I'd beelined it to Central Park so I could catch all the light I could.
While I was walking beside the water, I remembered this piece I'd read about Amy Krouse Rosenthal, about how she was dying, about how she'd wanted more.
More time with her husband, with her children, more time sipping martinis at the Green Mill Jazz Club on Thursday nights. And she knew she couldn't have it.
And it changed me.
It moved me so profoundly, I can't even tell you.
This was a piece I originally wrote for the podcast launch party since I didn't even know how to start, how to begin to be in front of an audience and explain what the heck I was doing.
I tried to communicate it in writing, and this came out.
After I read it out loud, my friend Sarah grabbed my paper copy with this giant smile on her face, having felt so much the same. With that, I knew it was something I should shove out into the world for the chance it resonated with anyone else.
Honestly, I don't even know where to begin on this one.
Understanding why I've been drawn to the guys I've been drawn to in the past has been an all-out, for-years-and-years wrestle and war. But it's gifted me with the courage to dig into some terrifying shit - the stuff that makes us uncomfortable and insecure and wobbly and nauseous.
As painful as it was, I had to go there.
I had to go there so I could heal.
I think we're scared to say our fears out loud for fear that they'll be shot down or go unnoticed or flagged as false or who knows. Our pride teaches us to appear unafraid, so I wanted to break that down a bit, because no one is unafraid.
The ones who do things are the ones who learn how to let it guide them without dictating where they're going.
You might be wondering who I am and why I'm on the internet, so I set out to answer that and set the airwaves up so you know what to expect, what we might talk about and what's about to happen.
I don't have it all planned out by any means, so we'll just roll the dice and figure it out together.
If you’re on the hunt for a storyteller and wordsmith to blow the experience of your brand wide open, chances are I’m looking for you, too.