~ get ready, because you’re in for a real treat
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If I had to sum up my overall experience of 2018 in four words, I’d say this: I made it through. Seated at a table brimming with delicious appetizers, martinis and wine on Thanksgiving day, my friends and I all agreed that while this year wasn’t horrible, it definitely presented every single one of us with some character building (or testing) challenges that left us wondering if we were really going to be alright. Fortunately, the answer was/is yes. Which leads me to my next conclusion: 2018 also offered me four ways in which to carry myself.
(1) Stepping up. That moment when I realized I wanted more, I deserved more, I wanted change, I wanted growth. (2) Expansion. So I started putting things in motion that reflected my intentions. For me that looked like new relationships and enlisting the expertise of those equipped to help me get to the next level. Ah…that all sounds great until there’s a hiccup or a delay or an out of the blue ‘NO’. Then what? (3) Trust. Seriously? Yep. But I honestly feel it only worked because I allowed myself to feel the anger and disappointment, acknowledging what’s been buried, and admitting that some of this is really HARD. Yet through it all, I was good to myself because there was obviously a purge and healing that needed to take place. And this is where (4) Faith gently tapped me on the shoulder and asked me to dance. We’ve all heard these sayings, ‘when God closes a door, he opens a window’ or ‘man’s rejection is God’s protection’. Mmm…right. Those sayings mean well and most of the time, they’re 100% valid. However, when you’re going through some shit or your faith is being tested, it’s hard as fuck to be like ‘Oh that’s right, my blessing is right around the corner. Cheer up!’.
But then it happened! I got that phone call or email or text that indicated all of the uncertainty was wrapping up so perfect timing could take over and finally make sense of things. I’m now able to look back and be like, ‘Oh, okay. I see why I went through that or why such and such didn’t go as I thought it would.‘ So with two remaining weeks of 2018, my advice to anyone wanting something different, better, bigger in their life: Go for it, ALL OF IT. Be courageous. Develop a laser focus. Have gratitude. Give yourself plenty of grace during those times you feel and/or respond like a not so perfect human 😉 And then get ready. Because eventually you will look around and really see what is so and that it is good. In fact, you’ll look even closer and I’ll bet you a million dollars, you’ll see the MIRACLE in it all. Namaste Lovelies…