“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice.” ~T.S. Eliot
Every new year brings with it another opportunity to start anew:
- An invitation to cultivate a new voice
- A chance at a new beginning
- An opening to think differently
- A clean slate should you find the courage to give yourself grace
- An exciting challenge to step out of your comfort zone
- A potential new door for you to walk through boldly, courageously, and compassionately.
This New Year is an invitation for you to honor you. Find the courage to speak your truth as only you can. Dare to raise the bar on what you accept and don’t accept at home, work, and in the world. Refuse to make excuses for those who treat you poorly and instead work hard to find the help or resources you need to ensure those people treat you well or are no longer in your life if they don’t. Let go of old beliefs that have kept you down for far too long. Let them go.
- Having children doesn’t mean you have to accept poor treatment.
- Not having a job doesn’t mean you have to stay in an unhappy marriage forever.
- Living with a spouse who refuses to get treatment for their drinking problem does not mean you have to stay to take care of them.
Drop the shackles that have been keeping you trapped—those in your mind and your life. There are endless resources available for those who want to change their relationships, jobs, selves, and lives; Find the courage to tap into them this year. Dare to start anew.
Every year is an opportunity for growth. In fact, every day is a renewed chance for change. Give yourself the gift of starting anew. Be kinder, gentler, more daring, more honoring, and more courageous when it comes to going after what you want and who you want to be. The world is your oyster, as they say—make it the best damn one you can imagine.
Challenge: Make this year the year of honoring you. Step into your power. Cultivate your voice. Design your life, and surround yourself with a badass community that is as inspiring in your home as outside of it.