Wow, so here it is officially 2019 and I stepping out boldly. I have heard the saying “whatever you are doing at midnight is what you will be doing for the rest of the year”. I am pretty sure I was repeating this saying to myself all day because I intentionally sat in front of this computer for five hours! I needed to ensure that I was typing away when the ball dropped and 2019 had arrived. While I have toyed with the idea of sharing my inner most thoughts, feelings and experiences for a long time, I have also doubted my abilities to write for just as long if not longer. I honestly did not think that I would ever have the guts to give it a try, yet here I am busting into 2019 like its nobody’s business. Truth be told I just didn’t (and at times still do not) believe that I had what it takes to be a good blogger/author. What I do know is that I have tons of words, thoughts and messages that are fighting to be heard. I am not doing this to get by or to start any new fads or anything that is not authentic in meaning and purpose. I am doing this because as cliché as it may sound my entire being is compelled to inspire others. I cannot begin to tell you the many gravel roads and pits I have found myself on or in but I am here and I want others to be here as well. So even though I think I suck as a writer and I do not use the biggest words in the dictionary I do know that I have a message and a purpose. I am ready to be all that I can be, openly, freely and authentically. I hope that I can inspire someone else to do something that they do not necessarily believe they can do, but know that they should do. I have stumbled into this mindset that forces me to consider how I measure my abilities and what/who I measure those abilities against. I think that somewhere in time we lost sight of our individual successes and started competing and trying to one up each other. Everyone cannot be the first place winner in one race but we can all win at something. We will never know what that thing is if we keep competing in someone else’s race. Here is to 2019 being your best year yet! Here is to breaking mental chains and untying blindfolds so that you can see all that is within your reach. The world is rugged but it is also beautiful, find balance and let us conquer our individual destinies together!
Here is to me diving into being all that I can, on my terms, at my pace and on my level. Are you coming or are you staying in 2018 with your 2017 mindset?