Dream-chasing through adversity, with Marlena Burton of Still Here. Still Sexy®.
Honeys honeys honeys. I’ve got one insanely inspiring woman for you to meet this month. I truly think she’s going to blow your socks off.
As I mentioned in my previous interview, each month I’m showcasing super-inspiring imperfectionistas that have insanely inspired me on my journey. I’m showcasing ordinary women on extraordinary journeys. I’m showcasing women who have had the ladyballs to create their life on their terms, unapologetically, and without waiting for permission, from anyone or anything. And most of all, I’m showcasing women that have turned their struggle, into their success.
What I really want you to take from this series though is confirmation – confirmation that whatever your dreams might be, they’re possible. Confirmation that no, your idea isn’t too wacky. Confirmation that no, you don’t have to be perfect at anything to still be able to make a success of it. Confirmation that the way things might be for you now, the way things might’ve always been for you up until this point in fact – DO NOT dictate that that’s how things will always be.
Change truly is possible for any of us.
Even when you’re faced with the kind of insane challenges this month’s imperfectionista has faced.
Meet Marlena Burton, founder of Still Here. Still Sexy® and one crazy-inspiring woman.
I first came across Marlena through Marie Forleo bizarrely enough 😊 I was half-journalling, half-scoffing an apple, having a lil’ elevenses break half-listening to one of Marie’s live call-in shows (I know three halves don’t make sense but flow with me). And the second I heard Marlena speak and tell her story I dropped my Pink Lady and was like, ‘OMG! I NEED TO INTERVIEW MARLENA!’ So within the hour, I was tracking her down and pleading with her to become be a part of this series.
When you see what Marlena has created after surviving two cancer diagnoses, and the second coinciding with her becoming a first time mother, you’ll be so damn inspired to take action in your own life, your mates are gonna wanna know your secret!
However, I don’t want to do her journey a disservice by paraphrasing here, because to be honest, no-one tells her story better than Marlena does. Get ready to feel uplifted by a bonafide imperfectionista honey ❤️️
So there we have it. Life ain’t no dress rehearsal honey, it really and truly isn’t. If you’re yearning to create a life on your terms, designed exactly how you want it, then the time is 100% NOW my friend. I promise you. None of us are guaranteed the next 20 seconds, let alone the next 20 years.
If you’d love to connect with Marlena, or support her in her dream-chasing, you can:
Catch Marlena on Instagram
Or Marlena on her website
Now, we’d LOVE to hear from YOU in the comments below on what your biggest take-away from the interview was! 👏 Has it made you think about what might be possible for you too?
Until next week gorgeous face! 💋