What if you were already qualified enough?
What if you didn’t need one more piece of paper?
What if you decided that you didn’t need a Hall Pass from any person, organization, institution, or culture to begin living your life the way you want to today?
What if you were enough? Had enough? Had seen enough?
What if you had all the education you needed – at least to get started?
What if you just started? What if life was – from this moment forward – strictly a Come As You Are party?
What if you stopped waiting for the green light, the go-ahead, the nod from the judge?
What if THIS was the time, TODAY was the day? (click to tweet)
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For way too long, I waited for permission to begin to live my life as I wished. I don’t know what I was waiting for. I had all these ideas about what was expected of me, of what my responsibilities meant and what it looked like to fulfill them.
I spent WAY too much time looking at what other people were doing or not doing and making myself feel terrible about all the ways I imagined I came up short.
And then, two years ago, I gave myself a gift.
I decided to take a turn in my own life.
I decided to stop.
And then, I decided to start.
I decided to stop living a life I didn’t want and start living the life I did.
I decided to stop hanging on to half-dead relationships and start creating space for new, more fulfilling ones.
I decided to stop working at jobs that undervalued and under-challenged me, and start creating work that matched my skills, my vision, the dream I always had for my One Beautiful Life.
It’s been a “one day at a time” journey, but two years later, I can truly say I’m living a life I absolutely adore. I have deep and fulfilling relationships, my finances are SOLID, and my work is thriving. I’m taking better care of and for myself. I make space for myself EVERY DAY and, as it turns out, absolutely no one was hurt in the making of this complete woman.
No one is suffering because I am thriving.
It feels absolutely DELICIOUS to be here.
As we put the finishing touches on 2012, I would like to extend an invitation to you. I would like to cordially invite you to take a turn in your own beautiful life.
And, when you are ready, I’d like you to make a decision. I’m inviting you to RESOLVE that THIS is the day, that THIS is the moment.
And then, instead of making some big loud angry proclamation to those you love about how sick and tired you are of neglecting yourself (as if that had been THEIR choice instead of YOURS) and how ‘by god, there’s gonna be some changes around here,’
. . . instead of all that martyr-tinged drama, just simply and quietly allow an inner knowing to develop in your core. Allow yourself to feel your own resolve, and, when you’re ready, commemorate your commitment to yourself by typing these words in the comments below,
And then, make SURE you sign up for updates from our site, so that you don’t miss out on the “how” of this whole life reimagined thing.
TODAY’s SUGGESTION: If you can, slow down. Cut your “list” in half. Savor each moment of your day. Even the hard moments are “savor-worthy” because those moments are your teachers.
Photo: Flickr, Pink Sherbet Photography