I’ve been dreaming of writing this post for months now. There were times when I thought this day would never come. But it is with a deep sigh of relief and a prayer of courage that I can say the day is finally here...
I’ve got a new look!
I’ve gotta say this new website and look means so much more to me than a pretty new logo, colors, and photos of me in the woods and garden.
This change is BIG for me. It’s a claiming of myself and what I stand for in this world in a big and bold way that I’ve never quite allowed myself to do before. This feels brave, sister. My hands have been shaking, my dreams filled with anxiety, and my heart beating fast and hard.
Hello, I’m Becca Piastrelli. I am more of myself than ever before, and I want you to see and be a part of it.
Let me give you some backstory...
A little over five years ago, I decided to start a blog having no idea how it would change the course of my life.
You probably know that website as The Dabblist.
But what you may not know is that, a little over five years ago, I started The Dabblist as a different person.
At the time I was several years out of business school and well into my marketing and community management career in the San Francisco tech industry. I had it all on paper, but was struggling in so many areas of my life - my relationship with my body and food, managing daily bouts of anxiety, feelings of not belonging and not being good enough, and trying to not always feel exhausted and depleted so I could keep going on the hamster wheel of crossing items of the to-do list that was my life.
I started blogging out of sheer desperation to be seen as more than just another blazer wearing, bags-under-her-eyes, latte (or martini) in hand corporate drone who didn’t have creative ideas of her own.
I knew, deep down, I was a woman with wisdom and soul. So I started making things with my hands, taking (crappy iphone) photos of them, and documenting them along with my own thoughts and feelings about life on the internet.
Fast forward a few years and that little blog was the catalyst for the greatest awakening of my life.
Through the process of working with my hands and expressing myself through my writing, I began remembering so much about who I was, where I came from, and why I’m here.
I started to feel like I had a place in this world - that I belonged.
I came alive in so many ways, and traffic to my blog kept increasing. I was getting more and more comments - affirming me for what I was expressing and resonating with what I was going through.
Two years into blogging (thanks, in part, to the support of my loving partner Tim), I quit my job and dove head-first into making a living at this creative life.
I will be the first to tell you that going into business for yourself is not the easiest path in life. It’s been my greatest teacher in so many ways - in sovereignty, ethics, courage, self-love, worthiness, and purpose (not to mention cash flow and time management).
I’ve had to find my own way through many stumbles, roadblocks, and even a few epic failures. I share a lot of that side of my life on The Lunar Lab podcast I co-host with my friend Maia if you want the scoop (cuz I know I would!).
Through this process of finding myself through the whispers of yes from my intuition, the failures (big and small) that showed me where my path wasn’t, and all the knowledge and wisdom gained along the way, I found my authentic voice.
And that woman could no longer be known as The Dabblist.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m still a huge proponent of dabbling and see it as a very important part of who I am. Dabbling is so powerful in helping to transcend paralysis and fear. It moves you into action and helps connect you to your intuition in a world that is constantly telling you who you should be and how you should be it.
But this powerful concept of dabbling didn’t feel like the whole picture of me and my journey. Because, after years of feeling fearful and uncreative, I had moved through dabbling into devotion.
There’s a deeper level to who I am and what I do, and that is where I’m writing you from today.
I am here with you in this new sacred internet space, claiming myself in a much bolder way. I am standing in the light for sisterhood, for your innate creativity, and for the ancient feminine wisdom that lives in our bones - guiding us back to a place of sacredness and truth.
I have heard from so many incredible souls over the past five years - sharing their deepest desires, fragile secrets, and sacred truths. It has been such an honor and pleasure to help mentor and sister many of you through your own becoming. And, through that process, it has been clear to me that I needed to share myself in a more integrated and authentic way.
I want to pause here and say that, if you aren’t into this new look and direction I’m going, that’s totally cool. You are a sovereign being and I don’t want you to stay in a place that no longer feels resonant for you. I am honoring myself, first and foremost. Because I want the same for you.
I invite you to take some time to look around this new space, because I’ve put a lot of time and intention into crafting a inspiring experience for you.
You can learn more about me and my story (the real deal juicy stuff!) on the Meet Becca page.
Oh! Did I mention I’m leading a retreat in Ireland next spring?
Ohhhhhhh ya, so much inspiration, sisterhood, and feminine beauty awaits you!
For those of you who are wondering what will happen to your favorite posts from The Dabblist, fret not. They have all been moved over here on beccapiastrelli.com and the URL you may have bookmarked from thedabblist.com should direct you over here now. I’ve got you covered, sister.
Thank you so much for being here with me on this journey. It’s been one of the greatest gifts of my life to stand alongside you as we navigate this beautiful life together. I’m truly honored.
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