It’s not every year that I experience a revelation. Most years I would go through the daily motions like a ritual.
Wake up. Get dressed. Get the kids dressed. Cart them off to school and then head off to work. Work.
Then head back home to put food on the table, help with homework and eventually sleep. Sure there would be spurts of fun throughout the year, but most of it is going through the motions. Day by day.
But this year was different. This year knocked me off my feet and it started with the inauguration of forty-five. His win was a shock, but it wasn’t the only thing that forced me to take a hard look at myself and the direction I was heading.
This year I experienced inequality, privilege, disappointment, and loss. And if you were to ask me about it 3 months ago, I would say it was the worse experience I ever felt. But in reality, the events that unfolded changed my trajectory. I’m now heading down the right road, it’s still windy and there will be up and downs but every day I get closer to my goal.
There are several books that helped me change my focus and mindset. The one that started down this path was the Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes. I’ll be sure to share the full list in another post. So stay tuned.
For the last 6 months and the first time in my life, I spent some time really focusing on me. Trying to uncover what life I wanted to live. And while I’m still putting the building blocks together, I am ready to start the new year with a new approach to life.
So when the clock strikes midnight, it will be my reset button. I will let go of all the hurtful experiences I had within the last year. I’ll chalk them up to learning and growth experiences that have shaped me into the person I am today.
I have some big goals for the new year, one of them being this blog. My goal for the New Year is to post once a week and write every day. I’ll be sharing my experiences as I focus on three things: Living life without limits, Being present every day and being intentional.
I’ve been living an okay life, doing things that were comfortable and safe. But this path was preventing me from doing things that I wanted to do. I have an incredible gift of talking myself out of anything that wasn’t “my normal”. From taking a hip hop class to asking for a promotion.
But I realized this was getting me know where. So going forward, I am going to establish a new normal.
A normal that allows me to make my own damn rules.
A normal that doesn’t care what other people think.
A normal that invests in me, my knowledge and experiences.
A normal that creates my own reality.
A normal that ignores the inner voice.
A normal that believes there are no limits to my success.
Limitless is my word this year because I was the only one defining what my limits were. I was holding myself back. So it’s time to break down the wall and push through.
If you are looking for ways to live a limitless lifestyle, check out these 6 Rules to a limitless lifestyle.