We have the opportunity to set ourselves up for freedom or failure in how we react to situations, how we structure our lives and whether we set goals or not.
Right now, I may be no one in the grand scheme of your life. But, I hope we can really begin to get to know one another over the next few months. I am busy building and creating something that I feel so aligned too and proud of, and this is the first moment I'm really putting it out into the universe aside from keeping it tucked up safe and sound on my laptop!
I want to be more present for you and write about some of the tips and tricks I used when there has been overwhelming change/triumph/trauma/happiness/love/challenge in my life.
As some of you know, I was born with a muscle and joint condition called Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita. I also have clubfeet and amniotic band syndrome. This has meant a life of appointments, surgery and sometimes struggle. But it has also given me a life of travel, love and learning about perspective.
I believe we can all choose how we want to feel about anything in our lives, I could have chosen to be a victim because life hasn't been that easy, but I decided (with the help of my loved ones) that I couldn't do that - there was too much on offer in this beautiful world!
Today we begin the journey of authenticity and luminosity, which will help you change the way you see times of overwhelming emotion.
The first tip to make your life more light-filled and authentic is this; no events in your life have any power over you - they don't define who you are.
By allowing events in our lives to define us, we are placing ourselves in a box that doesn't fit. You are not the disability, you are not the abused, you are not the single and you are not the unemployed. You are you and you deserve to be happy.
Why not take 10 minutes out of your day to write down what you want to have in your life. Don't limit yourself. Let the list run long! Draw pictures and get creative! Let your imagination run wild.
Remember, you have so much to offer the world but most importantly, you have so much to offer you!