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.
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
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.