It's the 14th day of the year and I am more hype about this year than I have ever been about a new year. Not cliche, but I expect amazing things.
When you expect big, life will surprise you. Aside from amazing movement taking place with RAKE, working on a mural right now at Dead Logic, planning More Juice LA, moving from Charlotte and preparing to hit 50 cities in 30 days, next month, life is just going. It takes a moment for us to come into our own, but when you make the conscious decision to do so, things start happening.
Personally, things have been changing and taking place, testing and challenging me in ways that I think I expected from 25. I have added reminding myself often that I am golden to my to do list, right after drinking more water and before minimal spending. It is literally when you seem to be lacking much that your purpose gleams. Over the last few months, I have made some adjustments and faced a few uphill moments and I couldn't be more excited about everything that is on the way. I'm from Cleveland and if I don't know anything else, I know that at the end of every day, I know how to get shit done and make it happen.
Mood: still hype.
I also have an email subscription called #NotTheHighlightReel. It's so easy to get caught up in comparison and I recognize there are real situations, moments and conversations to be had amongst people, and women in particular, like me. Let's do that! Instagram shows you the prettiest, most fun, optimistic moments (unless you're following sour apple bitter &*%@#$, which, in that case, your TL is probably even more annoying) but what I want to share, discuss and let you in on is not the highlight reel. With the hopes that you will receive it, share it, and believe in yourself and your glow a little bit more. Maybe add a mantra to your to do list. I also hope to share my energy with people who could use genuine encouragement, a good laugh, or just a voice that might resonate with you the way rereading some of my old posts have done for me.
It's not that you're antisocial, you just refuse to share your energy with people who don't deserve it.
And that's okay.