Be Bold, Be Brave, Be You

You matter. You make a difference. You are worth it. 

This year you get to take charge of your life and choose your own destiny.

Today we close the door to the past, open the door to the future and step through to a new life. Today I urge you to live boldly, bravely, and passionately and free from every burden that has ever held you back. Take a step away from the screen, close your social media accounts and get out and do the things that you’ve always wanted to do. Do them not for the sake of showing the world what you have done. Do them, for yourself. We are the only ones who stand in our way. We may point the finger at our parents or loved ones or bosses or coworkers or whomever we want to blame. But if we keep blaming them, we keep ourselves locked in a cage, when in reality we hold the key to our own freedom.  

The world has been waiting for you to be bold and brave and to do something great. All the lessons that have led up to this year have shown you that your fear is just an illusion and you are more than capable of being the beautiful, successful, man or woman or non-binary person that your heart so desires. We are all destined for great things, but we will never achieve it if we let fear hold us back.

Since now, have you put all your eggs in someone else's basket? Have you feared taking that giant leap forward? Are you tired of the negative self-talk that continues to hold you back? Are you afraid of diving in, starting over, beginning anew, of letting go? 

We all are. That is all part of being human. We can get absolutely engulfed in fear to the point that we numb out, ignore, run, or even hide. But that does nothing for anyone at the end of the day. Do not let fear intimidate you. Believe in yourself and all the great things that you can do if you put your mind to it.

You are destined for greatness. I promise you that. There is nothing stopping you from living your truth and relishing in your brilliance but you.

Step out of your own way. 

This year, no matter what challenges you face, what negativity you encounter, what heartache crosses your path, stand up boldly. Hold your own heart in your hands and cradle your sacredness. Stay true to your own essence, for life's great ocean can be fun if we learn how to ride ALL the waves, not just the small ones. 

This year, give yourself permission to be bold, to push yourself and get comfortable with the uncomfortable and you’ll most likely find powerful, life changing growth awaiting you!