Do wishes ACTUALLY come true? This question is often asked, although not in those exact words. It's usually couched in other phrases I hear...
It's my birthday today!!!
There are many things I love in life and birthdays are one of them.
A whole day to celebrate you?! YESSSSSSSSSSS....I LOVE IT! like LUWAH it.
I've been thinking about this question for a while...when will I be free? I keep thinking once I'm 'free', I'll be good.
You know what's tough? When you feel like your life is 'just fine.' Or so you tell others and mostly yourself. It's this weird in between you live in where you rationalize everything in your life to feel better about it.
And you live like that for a while. You take your smart, motivated, passionate self and you subdue her bit by bit.
Wondering where the joy is amongst the junk?
When I first heard about the Women's March last November, I was SO excited about it! Finally a march for women. Women to stand up and be seen. Our voices being heard. To show we exist and matter.
Feminine power rising in a time where we need it most. Nurturing, empathic, multi-dimensional, high quality, considering everyone affected when making a decision, and the list goes on. #mothernature. Not a knock to masculine power but we have enough in the world and the balance has been skewed for some time.
This march was everything about empowering women and it wasn't even a second thought for me. I help women step into their own power so wouldn't I march with so many to show our collective power?
And yet, sometimes the very things we get so fired up about is what can dissipate with the best rationalization ever. The thing you know for certain in every part of your being -- so much so you get those tingly feelings throughout your body -- can be what we end up letting go so easily.
Why is that?
Snafu from my side. I had this diamond metaphor to share but realized I can't use some cheesy metaphor because it's not big enough to capture the essence of who YOU are. Truth is you're already a diamond. Fashioned beautifully. What’s missing is the final polish for you to see your brilliance.
I see the immense light within you, even if you don't see it yourself yet.
The light trying so hard to shine but stifled by the box it feels like it has to live in. That it has to be in all the time.
I'm reminded of a beautiful client of mine --
When's it going to be the right time for you to....
When is it going to be time to just be YOU?
THE BEST FREAKING YOU?
Happy New Year!
No matter what happened last year...this is your time to start fresh. To hit the reset button. To do all the things you've wished for and make it real!
It's NEVER too late to live the life you secretly desire...or maybe haven't discovered yet! but know it's going to be better than the 'fine' life you have now. One filled with deep purpose and making a difference in the lives of the ones you love.
There's just one word you need for the year...check it out in the video below.
Years ago, I joined this challenge called 52 books in 52 weeks. I loved the idea of reading so much. Like it would make me incredibly smart and well read. Thereby allowing me to lounge in a beautiful gallery library, with the tall shelves of books and library ladder, sitting on on a caramel, leather couch to discuss prose. Somehow turning my voice into a gorgeous British accent and sitting across from the Queen herself as we would sip tea and smile politely (no teeth showing) as we discussed the affairs of life.
Do you feel like you have to be perfect ALL the time?
You've been trying so hard, for SO long, you don't even know who you are anymore?
You've done everything right your whole life.
All of it.
You're a gold star sticker extraordinaire...
and yet you're still unhappy.
You know that horrible dream where your co-worker who’s a complete jerk to you -- the one telling you ignorant things and never knowing how to do his job...just saying whatever as you sit there thinking...are you a buffoon?!...but listening gracefully anyways. the one who stole your work one too many times, claiming it was his own...(ugh, I still remember you!!) And eventually getting fired because someone reported him for sexual harassment and he botched up the client's work too many times anyways --
You know, the horrible dream where THAT guy becomes president.
Hahahahah, thank god, that would NEVER happen.
Oh $hit. IT did.
Can you smell when fall has arrived? You know what I'm talking about....
The crisp air that has ever so slightly cooled down and makes you want to inhale deeply.
A longggg, beautiful breath of fresh air.
The feeling of cozying up on the couch with a blanket and hot cup of tea in hand.
Oh and the colors! Don't you just love those rusts, golds, yellows and red? Even eggplant comes into harvest in that gorgeous purple.
And who can forget all things pumpkin -- hello Starbucks and Trader Joe's!
Here's a letter I wish someone wrote to me when I was growing up and finding my footing in the world. Wanting to find balance and direction but with no where to start.
When I felt like I had so much to give but didn't quite fit in. Trying to please everyone else around me and playing small...even when I knew I was destined for more.
I didn't get that letter then...but truth be told, I could still use it now and come it did.
Here's a letter I wrote to a very special young woman I know. In many ways, I was writing to myself and all the women out there on the edge of greatness.
That includes YOU too. :)
Here's the letter and I would love to hear what it brings up for you, in the comments below.
I made it to Dallas!!! It's been an amazing couple of weeks with moving and travel and goodbyes and hellos.
The thing that really stood out, as I was going through this moving process, is there's a lot, A LOT, of things to do.
Fact alert: Moving is the third most stressful event in life, following death and divorce (ref: Employee Relocation Council).
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