Living Out Loud

4 Sep

Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a dream… something just for you, and life got in the way.  You had great intentions of doing something that made you happy and you just couldn’t follow through because of……. Everything.

I know you feel me.

That’s what this blog has been for me.  If this is showing up in your in-box and you find yourself thinking, “Where in the world did this come from?”  you are not alone. It has been almost three years since I opened this blog. Three years since I took the time to do this thing that I absolutely love doing.  Three years.

I’m reading this AMAZING book (more on that later) and one of the chapters I just finished was about doing the thing.  You know, THAT thing. The one you constantly talk yourself out of, the one you don’t take the time for because you’re doing everything else, the one that is just for you.

This is that thing.

So, I’m doing it.  I’m writing again. I’m writing because I love it.  I love it like I love Thin Mints. I’m writing because I need to.  I need to create something in this crazy world. I’m writing because I have something to say.  Even if I only get to say it to the one person that I know will religiously read every single word I write.  (Hey, girl!) I’m writing because I do truly believe that I have something to give this world. I am extremely passionate about changing the world for women.  Cliche? Maybe. Can I actually change the world? Who knows? But I am damn sure going to try. Our daughters deserve it.

So, today, I’m going to leave you with this challenge.  Do. The. Thing. Is there something that you want so badly to do but can’t find the time?  Do it. Is there something you are dying to do but are afraid of failure? Do it. Is there some goal you have always wanted to reach, but someone convinced you that you don’t have what it takes?  Do it. Whatever it is, whatever that looks like for you… do it. I believe in you.

Let’s live our lives out loud.

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