The moon is in a brand new phase, the sun is shining, and the day has begun.
It’s the perfect day to live authentically you.
Today isn’t a day to apologize for something you believe in, or to dim your sparkle. It’s not a day to hold back, to settle for less, or to keep quiet.
Today is a day to shine.
Sometimes we need a reminder to live the life we want, to speak our minds, and to have the courage to say “no.” We need a reminder that we live in a magical world full of unlimited possibilities; a world where we can make our dreams a reality.
It’s important to remember that every day we wake up new and have yet another opportunity to take charge of our own life, happiness, and goals. Isn’t that exciting? Whether you’re in a rut in your career, relationship, or day-to-day routine, take out a pen and piece of paper and think about these three things:
Am I following my heart?
Am I making the most of the situation?
What changes can I make to live more authentically?
Journaling always helps me put life into perspective and focus on what I can improve. As I think about my own goals, I look around at other examples of “success.” For some, it’s settling down and having a family. For others, it’s climbing the corporate ladder. Perhaps it’s academia, fame, money, or social status. Everyone has their own idea of success, and each person has their own authentic truth. What is meaningful to you?
It’s difficult to compare myself to others around me, as my personal success is found within and in the ways I connect with people. Being able to open up and be vulnerable about my own challenges has helped me to heal, to live more authentically, and to help others know that they’re not alone. Touching just one person gives me a deep sense of success, so I do my best to be honest, write with my heart, and teach the lessons I’ve learned along the way.
Holding back from our own talents, desires, and dreams may seem like the safe route, but you’ll quickly learn that it feels much better to step out of your comfort zone. Whether you dream of taking that job across the country, ending a career to travel, or starting a new project, remember to listen to your heart, embrace your uniqueness, and have confidence in your creations. There’s only one you, so don’t shy away from your authenticity. The world is waiting!