Trust me, I get it. I used to set goals all the time. In fact, I looked forward to it. There’s something thrilling about writing down everything you want to accomplish, isn’t there? But after years of failing, learning, and analyzing, I’ve realized that the cons tend to outweigh the pros. Besides, apparently only 8% of people actually achieve their New Year’s resolutions.
Everyone has certain things they feel they must experience in life. Too often, we allow things to get in the way of those visions becoming a reality. Norms, routine, fear, etc., and we can forget to overlook the first step of overcoming these obstacles. But that very first step is to visualize. To be still, wonder, and realize that your life must have more. Not for selfish reasons, but because life is made to be an adventure. You can't have that adventure without the curiosity to guide you.
That's why I love vision boards. Because they're a tool to help you do exactly that - visualize.
I think it's time we stop running from fear. It's also time to stop fighting it. Instead, we should become one with it. Shake its hand and welcome it in. Bravery doesn't result from running away. We don't gain strength from going senseless. But if you can walk through life with a willingness to embrace challenges, and be intentional as you go about it, you will experience freedom.
Five words: It's. Been. Way. Too. Long.
As you can see, it’s been about a month since my last blog post. Much has happened and I’m excited to write on a regular basis again.
Each day, I sit down to do what I'm doing right now. I write. Every day. No matter what. Typically, I do this at night when I'm gathering my thoughts and reflecting on the day. I write about the highlights unless I have some other idea that's better. But regardless, I write.
It’s been about a year since some big changes started occurring in my life. A year ago I started Praxis, plugged into a large community, and took on challenges I never thought I could accomplish. I learned what it was like to travel far and explore new places. I turned 18 and began a new chapter of my life.