This year I've decided not to make a list of resolutions that I'll abandon by the second week of January. What a waste of brain space. Instead, I've decided to write a letter to myself that I'll read and review the same time next year. I'm hoping to do a video version too so stay tuned!
This year's been a rough one. I will not miss 2018, that's for sure.
I hope in 2019 you find some kind of happiness. Not the fake kind that comes with your forced smiles and complete denial. But the kind that makes you laugh until you can't breathe and glow from the inside out. I've seen glimpses of it this year, but next year I want it to be a part of you. It shouldn't be a stranger that you grab a cup of coffee with. It should be a resident of your soul.
Despite what you tell yourself some days, you're doing okay. But I hope you find the passion and the drive to do what you love every single day of 2019. Get up early, stay up late, and live with no regrets.
Create a documentary (or four).
Make some stupid videos for the Internet.
Photograph special moments.
Write a book. Write a screenplay. Write a poem. Writing something, anything.
Create beautiful things. Create wonderful things. Create horrible things.
Be unapologetically yourself just like you tried to this year. Don't give all of yourself away to someone else just because they say they'll be there for you. Don't put all of your hope into someone just because they seem trustworthy.
Rely on God, even when you're frustrated and confused.
Rely on the wisdom He's put within you even when it seems like you're fighting a losing battle.
Trust that every day can be better even when it feels worse.
Believe that you are enough even when the world tells you otherwise.
Be who you want to be. Do what you want to do. Live the life you've imagined.
Grow. Learn. Become better. Strive for more. Don't take no for an answer.
Believe that you're strong, because you are. No amount of toxic people or situations can change that.
I can't wait to see the things you do in 2019. It's going to be the best year ever (even if it isn't).
This blog is a glimpse into my crazy life as a twenty-something female entrepreneur navigating life as the co-owner of a mother-daughter business. Things get pretty insane, but we make it all work.