Hello! Hello! Hello!
Happy New Year to you all!
I instinctively wanted to say "Here's to hoping for wonderful things - ALL the things - to happen in 2023," but then I stopped short...
The "old" me - you know the one, don't you? The one with every intention of making new year's resolutions and sticking to them but falling short year after year? Somehow I think you can relate to that person too.
But here's the thing - I don't want to be THAT person anymore. The woman who plans and dreams and hopes and wishes for a miracle to happen. She prays this will be her year but then makes excuses and allows fear to paralyze her momentum and is unable to move forward. She wastes time waiting for things to happen without putting in the work - the hard work - it takes to achieve those big dreams that often feel too out of reach.
I've done a lot of self-reflecting in the last few weeks. And I realized that there was a crucial element missing from my success story. There was one person who, in the past, has hidden behind others and disguised herself as the truth in my head.
That person? That roadblock? That destroyer and killer of dreams?
Sadly, I've discovered that my biggest blindspot - the only one preventing me from crushing my goals - was no one else but ME.
Instead of blaming and regretting the things I didn't do but should have, instead of viewing life in the rearview mirror to dissect all of the things that still seem so very out of reach, I'm choosing to look inward, say goodbye to the past, and rewrite my future as I move forward into this new year with eyes wide open and my mind searching for a new truth to believe.
To the woman who once lived in fear, (and honestly still fights the anxiety that causes every second of her life), it's time to quiet your anxious mind and learn to let it be still.
To the me that feels with every fiber of her being that there is something new on the horizon. Something that is about to catapult us into a future we could never have imagined. Something that's simply waiting for me to get out of my own way and make room for it to manifest into becoming.
And last, but certainly not least, to the little girl within still longing to be enough for once, I'm going to sit with you for a moment longer until we figure this out. Until we face the ugly things that we've been hiding from. Until we learn to believe that we ARE worthy. We've always been worthy. But we need to convince ourselves that it's okay and it's time to believe that now.
I'm done looking back.
I'm done making excuses.
This will be the year things change - I can feel it in the core of my soul.
This is the year we find our voices - our power - to pivot, spark change, and heal.
This is the year we trust the process and learn that while releasing the old, we are clearing a path for what lies ahead.
And nothing, I mean NOTHING, is going to stand in our way this time.
It's time to rewrite our story!
I can FEEL it!!
Let's do this!!!
Until next time,
With all my love,
I am unconditionally yours,