I’m just going to dive right in today. I haven’t been writing very much lately and getting back into it this morning was ROUGH… which is ok, and perfect, and leads me to this ↓
It’s 2019 baby!
What do YOU want to create this year? What is your intention for this month? What action are you taking TODAY in order to get to where you want to go? And, are you enjoying the process?
For me, 2019 is all about ACTION. It’s the word that keeps rising to the surface and my relationship with action/inaction keeps presenting itself to me for examination and rebirth.
I’ll be honest, action can be hard for me. Or at least that’s the story I’ve been telling myself. I’m not talking about the down and dirty, making-shit-happen kind of action. I love that stuff. I’m talking about the long-term dedication and commitment that is required to see a project through, from start to finish.
Take this blog, for example…. I started it because I’m writing a book and when I realized I was abolsutely terrified to let other people read my work, I knew I needed to do something to change that. So I went all-in on a 30 Day Blog Challenge (which you can check out here: https://myhobolife.com/2018/09/26/the-journey-begins/) and I absolutely crushed it.
But then what did I do? I stopped! I dove straight into other, new, and exciting things like a thriving social life, a new relationship, dance parties, psychedelics, Sacramento, moving, school, and travel. The irony is that this is EXACTLY the life I want to be living… if I am also writing everyday. I NEED to write, I NEED to share stories and ideas, to connect, to COMMUNICATE, in order to be a happy, productive human. It’s a calling, it’s the moving water in the river that is my life. And without it, I get stuck, blocked, constipated (I mostly mean metaphorically).
It would be very easy to get down on myself right now, to look at what I HAVEN’T done instead of what I HAVE DONE. But I won’t. Instead I will say that I #crushedit in 2018. It wasn’t easy, it wasn’t all rainbows and unicorns (although there were a TON of those as well), but I showed up, did the work, and got through it. And I did that to set myself up for right now. And I’m sure as hell not going to quit before I’ve even gotten started.
I’m here. I’ve arrived. This is my life and I freaking love it. We have an opportunity to blast off this year and I’m going for it. I’m TAKING ACTION.
Anyone else feeling that? Anyone else feeling that energy, that new beginning, that OPPORTUNITY that is here now? A seven year cycle just ended and with it, a lot of our old patterns, histories, and old stories are being let go of. I want you with me as I make this year the year of ACTION. We’ve made it this far, we know where to go, what to do, and we have the tools to get there. It’s time we step up our game because WE’RE JUST GETTING STARTED.
The world needs us all.
Failure isn’t trying something and not getting it right. Failure is not even trying. FAILURE IS INACTION and it’s the thing that terrifies me the most.
It is my greatest fear in life that I will never go all-in on my dreams, that I will quit this blog before I even figure out how to use Instagram properly or how to build a website, that I’ll give up on my book before I’ve even gotten to the place where publishers can reject it. That my dreams will fade away into the back of my mind, not because I’m not capable, but because I just didn’t.
What an opportunity to rewrite that story! What an opportunity to prove my small self wrong. What an opportunity to ACT.
One foot in front of the other. One day at a time. The rest will take care of itself.
So, here’s to 2019. Here’s to us being the biggest catalyzing force in our own lives, instead of the biggest limitation. Here’s to choosing what we want MOST over what we want NOW. And here’s to waking up at 7am (yes, that’s early for me), to finishing our entire to-do list before noon, and to crushing our #goals every single day.
Who’s with me?