Good morning. I hope all of you are having a great week thus far. I personally am having one of the most productive weeks I have had in a long while. I wanted to update everyone on my 30-day challenge and the results I am seeing so far.
As most of you know, my writing coach has challenged me to ask someone for something (big or small) every day for thirty days. These could be small requests like asking my children to help me around the house or monumental requests like asking my family to read my work.
Now, to some, both of these requests would sound like nothing at all. Simply, ask and be done. For me though, each of these causes anxiety and discomfort. I am not one to ask anyone for help, and doing so, stretches outside of my normal box.
I am happy to report that this challenge has helped me in ways I never expected. I have found a community that supports me, a family of people who believe in me, and I have even realized a few things that need to be changed. All of this and I am only halfway through the challenge.
I have to admit, 2020 has started out with a brand new perspective on where I see myself going and I like what I see. Now comes the hard part, following through and taking the steps to achieve the things I am dreaming.
I am making great strides in this direction though. I have found my voice (or more how to use my voice), I see a clear picture of where I am going, I have had some fabulous opportunities come my way and had the courage to seize them, I have taken critical steps towards my end goal, and I am doing what I love to do.
So, what does this boil down to? Well, the most important thing I have learned in the start of this new year, is that it is okay to be me. No, that is not quite right. I have to be me. Only in being the person I am happy with being, will I be able to make those around me happy.
I am starting with a clean piece of paper and outlining exactly who I am and what it is that makes me happy, what I need to do to achieve this happiness, and what needs to be changed along the way.
I look forward to continuing this journey with all of you and am excited about what the future has in store.
As always, inspire to be inspired. Your happiness is achievable if you have the courage to accept who you are. Others will never accept you until you are willing to accept yourself. Have a fabulous week.