Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.
It was the weird intermittent period between Christmas and New Year when I decided to change my life completely. One cold christmassy morning, I opened up my journal and began to try and create my 2018 vision board, what do I want this year to look like? I thought. I’ll admit I went a bit blank. What did I actually want? Not what does society want my life to look like. Not what do other people think I should be doing with my life at this age.. what do I want?
And then it hit me, since I graduated most of my *big life* choices had been based on fear. I took jobs out of fear because they paid well even though they did not align with my dream career, I stayed in relationships and friendships out of fear. Fear had been eating away at me and directing my life for so long, it was finally time to take the wheel back, pick up the pen and re-write my story.
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
And in that moment – once I identified what my most important values were for my future – my game plan changed and my dreams for the following years shifted. I quit my job to work full time as a content creator, this is my passion, this is what I know I am destined for, and as a humble brag, this is what I know I am good at.
So on the first day back at work after the holidays, as soon as I walked into the office at 8am I handed my notice in. I feel absolutely exhilarated. I have no idea what’s coming next, but I know now that I am creating my life, I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my ship.
I know that every action has a reaction and there is no doubt going to be some difficulties on the way to achieve my dreams. But I am using that fear to make me feel surprisingly motivated and optimistic. I have an incredible platform and opportunity to inspire, impact, and deeply affect others. And that is what sets my soul on fire.
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
So what’s next for Year of You?
I am happy to let you all know I am taking the blog further and launching – as part of the brand – a Youtube channel and a podcast as part of the 12 month miracle mind shift programme. The 12 month miracle mind shift is about getting clear about what makes you happy, and then creating, manifesting and living your best life one month at a time. It’s about having the courage and self love to show up EVERYDAY as the brightest, happiest, and most bad ass version of yourself, whatever that looks like to you.
Each month I will be producing weekly content on my new Podcast, Youtube channel and blog that you can follow to create your best life in 2018. January will kick off with all things to do with CLEANSING AND DECLUTTERING YOUR LIFE from your physical and mental environment to your mind, body and soul.
My content won’t be polished, in fact I want that to be a promise I keep myself. To try and be as real as possible: unpolished, un-shiny, warts and all. You see, I think in the influencer world everything has become so shiny and edited and sadly, more and more un-relatable. I think it’s time we stop pretending to be perfect, it’s time blogging and social media became authentic again and I hope by showing you my personal struggles and how I overcome them as well as the positivity on my platforms this can help achieve a sense of relatability and ultimately help you live your best life.
2018 CONTENT GOALS.
- Write, finish and publish my first book
- Start my podcast
- Start my Youtube channel
- Continue my 12 month miracle mindshift programme on the blog
- Build my Facebook, instagram and Twitter platforms
AND AS FOR ME?
As a self confessed workaholic and slightly neurotic control freak it’s time for me to step back on the crazy and step into the woman I want to be, flaws and all. That means, more time for myself, trying (and sticking) to a yoga practice, having a lie in from time to time, to meditate more, to read, to create, to relax, to make decisions only based on the life I know I am destined for.
A year of magical thinking
I hate to sound like a cheesy cliché but you have no idea what you’re capable of until you push yourself to try it, if you don’t try you’ll never know! So go for it now, life is short and time is precious.
We have one life and I intend to live it fully, to not settle, to find adventure, to learn and love and help others. & I hope you do too. And I hope that you too, live a life that you are proud of.