Exactly two weeks from this very moment I’ll be getting picked up to get on a plane headed for a land far off – Bali. Even as I type these words, my body stirs with
anticipation fear anticipation fear… both.
I have been blessed with one of the most incredible opportunities in the world. I get to spend 28 days focusing on my writing and bringing my words to life through a book. I get to be surrounded by other amazing writers that have all been hand selected and invited to attend. I get to enjoy this time with great visionaries, coaches, and editors.
I get to spend this time focusing solely on me and my dreams.
And the fear and anticipation take over.
Am I laced with fear today because it’s me living MY dreams? Or am I laced with fear because as I share my story I may be hurting others? Does the fear come from what will I miss out on back home while I’m gone? Will my daughter still love and remember me when I return? Will I still have the relationships I have now and the people connected to me that I love so much? Will I have been forgotten about?
Or the big one…
Do I really have anything to say?
Who do I think I am that I actually have something that is book worthy? I don’t have a publisher beating down my door asking me to write.
As quickly as the fear shows up, it leaves. Well, not always quick enough, but eventually. When it does leave, I remember…
Yes, I have a voice.
Yes, my story is important.
Yes, my words count.
Yes. I’m choosing that they count because it’s so important for people to realize, hopefully younger than I was when I realized, that they ARE enough. It’s important because you need to know that YOUR voice counts. You need to know that you have been given this incredible gift of life and you need to embrace it – the world needs YOU!
I will choose to step forward boldly and against the grain in order to continue spreading the message. I am saying no to standard society and remaining quiet and, instead saying yes to myself and everyone else that needs the message that YOU ARE ENOUGH.
So, two weeks from today, my bags will be packed and I’ll head to Bali for a month. I will write my book and I will share my message.
I will do this for me and I will do this for you.
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