Pick up the Pen!

“And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.” ~Mark Anthony

So many people wait for the “perfect moment” to do something. They wait for something better, a better time, more money, the possibility of a better job, the moment that they can’t take it anymore, when it works for someone else that they care about, the list goes on and on and on.

Why? Why not do whatever it is RIGHT NOW?! What are you truly waiting for?! We write our own stories. It is time to take the pen and write the story that you desire. If you are waiting for the perfect time, the perfect place, the perfect whatever, you might never get to write the story that you desire.

Who’s writing your story? Are you allowing fear or COURAGE to be the ink on the page? Are you allowing yourself to be surrounded by negativity or POSITIVITY? Are you allowing yourself to be full of thanklessness or GRATITUDE? Are you allowing what you’re comfortable with to dictate your story? Are you allowing doubt or CONFIDENCE to be the print on the paper? There is no better time than RIGHT NOW to take hold of that pen and write your story as you wish. What do you desire? What will it take to achieve your desires? What are you willing to do to turn your desires into a reality?

“It’s up to me to manifest my destiny and create the life I desire.” ~Megan Hottman

Sometimes we hold ourselves back, often due to a lack of confidence. It’s time to be fierce, strong, and full of fire!! It’s time to change, embrace discomfort, and create opportunities!! Will it be scary? Maybe. Will it be hard? Possibly. Will it be risky? Perhaps. Will it be exciting? Likely! Will it be worth it? Definitely!

What are you waiting for?! Take the pen and write your story!! Manifest your destiny!! The best time is RIGH NOW!! Let your passion burn brighter than your fears!!

I’m choosing to hold the pen and write my story in 2019!!
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Courage over Comfort

With the start of the New Year, so many people set New Year’s Resolutions. I prefer to set intentions instead of resolutions. I feel like resolutions set me up for failure the moment I “fall off the train,” whereas intentions make me more mindful + allow for success by not being so finite.

Only about 8% of people who make New Year’s resolutions keep them throughout the year, which might be why I view resolutions as negative.

Last year I adopted the phrase “courage over comfort” part of the way through 2017 and it served me very well. It fits in all areas of my life…personal, relationships, work, sport, financial, etc. When I’m more mindful of being courageous, growth happens. Change happens. When growth and change happen, I feel empowered.

Why change a good thing?! I’ve decided to keep this ball rolling! My intention for 2018:

COURAGE OVER COMFORT!

self love gifts for the 12 days of Christmas – day 1

In case you are just joining me, I am giving myself 12 free gifts of self love this Holiday season! You should too! We can all benefit from more love this Holiday season! Day 12 was writing a letter to yourself! Day 11 was dreams! Day 10 was encouragement! Day 9 was time! Day 8 was fresh air! Day 7 was hugs! Day 6 was exercise! Day 5 was gratitude! Day 4 was laughter! Day 3 was forgiveness! Day 2 was fun!

On the 1st day of Christmas, my true self gave to me:

Relaxation! Kick up your feet and relax! Take a bubble bath! Do whatever relaxes you! Enjoy some relaxation before all of the Christmas celebrations and traditions start up!

Snuggling with my baby girl!

self love gifts for the 12 days of Christmas – day 2

In case you are just joining me, I am giving myself 12 free gifts of self love this Holiday season! You should too! We can all benefit from more love this Holiday season! Day 12 was writing a letter to yourself! Day 11 was dreams! Day 10 was encouragement! Day 9 was time! Day 8 was fresh air! Day 7 was hugs! Day 6 was exercise! Day 5 was gratitude! Day 4 was laughter! Day 3 was forgiveness!

On the 2nd day of Christmas, my true self gave to me:

Fun! Hold a dance party! Play your favorite song! Sing at the top of your lungs! Dance! Get down and groove! Play! Do something truly fun…just for you!

Dancing with Basil in the kitchen!

“Celebrate good times…come on!”

self love gifts for the 12 days of Christmas – day 3

In case you are just joining me, I am giving myself 12 free gifts of self love this Holiday season! You should too! We can all benefit from more love this Holiday season! Day 12 was writing a letter to yourself! Day 11 was dreams! Day 10 was encouragement! Day 9 was time! Day 8 was fresh air! Day 7 was hugs! Day 6 was exercise! Day 5 was gratitude! Day 4 was laughter!

On the 3rd day of Christmas, my true self gave to me:

Forgiveness! Forgive yourself for all of the things holding you back. Those things are in the past. I’m forgiving myself for harboring self doubt + judgement. All those times I have doubted my body and my mind; judged myself or others. It is time to let these go! As Elsa says, “The past is in the past. Let it go!”

self love gifts for the 12 days of Christmas – day 4

In case you are just joining me, I am giving myself 12 free gifts of self love this Holiday season! You should too! We can all benefit from more love this Holiday season! Day 12 was writing a letter to yourself! Day 11 was dreams! Day 10 was encouragement! Day 9 was time! Day 8 was fresh air! Day 7 was hugs! Day 6 was exercise! Day 5 was gratitude!

On the 4th day of Christmas, my true self gave to me:

Laughter! Tell jokes! Laugh and smile ALL. DAY. LONG!

Q: Why was Santa singing?
A: He was working on his wrapping!

Q: What happens to the frog’s car when it breaks down?
A: It gets toad!

Q: What did the duck say when he bough chapstick?
A: Put it on my bill!

self love gifts for the 12 days of Christmas – day 5

In case you are just joining me, I am giving myself 12 free gifts of self love this Holiday season! You should too! We can all benefit from more love this Holiday season! Day 12 was writing a letter to yourself! Day 11 was dreams! Day 10 was encouragement! Day 9 was time! Day 8 was fresh air! Day 7 was hugs! Day 6 was exercise!

On the 5th day of Christmas, my true self gave to me:

Gratitude! Be grateful to your body, mind, and soul! Write a thank you note to yourself thanking yourself for something you are truly grateful for!