Happy New Year.
Today is the first day of 2015. Lots of people will make resolutions to do this or do that.
Get a new job.
Lots will follow that plan for a few weeks...or even a few months. Most will fall off and go back to what they know. Some will be successful with what their goals. Others will build habits that last a lifetime and inspire others to do the same.
I have a secret to tell you. YOU DO NOT NEED A NEW YEAR TO DO DIFFERENT.
Guess what you need? A new moment. A new day. A new hour. A new week. That's all you need. You can decide to make a positive change in your life ANYTIME you choose.
This past year has been one of learning and growing. At times, confusion and hurt. Loss.
I felt lost a few times...only to find my way back to "normal" as I always do. I am a fighter. A warrior.
I look back on my early days of change (which happened in September, by the way...) and I am so proud of myself for sticking with it...and I know that a new year wasn't needed. only a new attitude.
And now that I face 2015 with honest eyes...I have to let go of things that do not serve me. Of things that do not bring me joy and embrace scary change. being uncomfortable. New starts and new relationships.
It's easy to get stuck in comfortable just for the sake of being comfortable but when you take a deep, hard look at things...are you truly happy. or just in statis? homeostasis and a very easy place to be.
It's hard to be vulnerable. OPEN. abject to being hurt.
and I guess that is where I want to put myself.
But putting myself in the way of "harm" will also bring me to absolute happiness. JOY. Pleasure.
So I open my heart to "what ifs" and the unknown. The mystery of what lies ahead and possibility of being hurt in the process.
So...live fearless. Don't be scared of what the unknown can bring. Embrace the new. Work on yourself daily. There is no rest for improvement.
Find those people that make your heart happy.
Your face smile.
You heart light up.
And when you do meet the person who makes your cells dance, you will be sure of it.