What’s New Wednesday

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There is so much going on.  A new year, a new motto, a new saying.  The weather in Chicago changed, it finally got cold.  But I suppose that was to be expected.  So for those of you who don’t know,  I decided that 2016 would be my Year of Yes.  I still need to read the book, (thanks Shonda Rhimes), and I still have a lot to wrap my mind around.  I also decided to select a theme song for the year “Happy Feelings” by Frankie Beverly and Maze.  There is something about this song and these lyrics that transport you to a truly happy place. and place where you are in love, in tour with life and you can feel the light of the world surrounding you.

I realize I have spent too much time worrying about how things will work out and being practical about how to make this happen or how to make that happen.  I realize that I have been afraid to succeed and in many instances have sabotaged my growth because of that fear.  So this year in saying YES, I am saying F— fear.  I am saying YES to life, to growth, to development, to opportunity and to all of the things I have held myself back from.

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I also have some uncompleted projects and some new things on the horizon.  I have made some major decisions and I will be making some major life changes.  I will be taking my followers along on the journey.  Thing that were once not a priority in my life will now become a priority.  I plan to make this an awesome year.  What’s New this Wednesday?  My attitude and my outlook.

There are so many new and exciting opportunities coming my way.  I have opened my heart and my mind to stop allowing what I am afraid of to keep me from where God wants me to go.  I am looking forward to growing. What are you looking forward to?

 

Stay Fabulous and Stay Blessed

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Sound Off Sunday

Sound Off Sunday

How are you starting off this New Year?  Have you made resolutions?  Have you decided to get, healthy, join a gym, eat healthier, become more organized?  What did you resolve to do this year?

Years ago, I decided to give up on resolutions.  You start off strong at the stroke of midnight and before the Dr. King holiday your good plans are out of the window.  I decided that I would make my changes prior to January 1, and use the new year to create a theme for my year and to create a vision board.

As you saw in my last post, I decided that 2016 would be my Year of Yes.  Now I have not read the book yet, I am getting started today, but I realized that I often told myself no.  Maybe it was fear, maybe it was finances maybe it was a lack of faith but when opportunities came my way, I often was the block between something new and something familiar. Maybe it was the fear that I would actually succeed, been there so many times.  Maybe I was scared that there would be mistakes and setbacks along the way, but then again that’s life right?

Whatever the reason, I have decided to grab life by the balls and run with it.  If I fail, I will get up and start again.  If I succeed that’s another blessing.  What I do know is that this year I will not let any opportunities pass me by.  I will try, and try again.  I have decided that I will no longer stand in my way and fear and lack of faith will no longer be a part of my story.

I have some major things on the horizon this year.  God is doing some amazing things in my life.  I will be moving into so spaces and some areas that I could never have imagined I would be in and most importantly, I will complete my EdD program!  I welcome you all to follow me along this journey and lets see what life has in store.