Every year instead of making a resolution, I pick a word I want to define the year. 2017 was Abundant. I wanted everything the world had to offer, and I wanted it in Abundance. And man did I get it. I had a year filled with more love, work, art, adventure than I knew what to do with. I was overwhelmed with opportunities. That’s exactly what I wanted, and I am so thankful for it.
I hope 2018 is a Powerful year. Because in 2017 I learned that there are people who you will never be small enough for without disappearing all together. I hope I learn how to be immovable when I inconvenience someone. I hope I’m confident in my own power as a creator. I hope I use my powers to make beautiful things and change the world. I hope when people laugh I say “it’s not that I’m crazy, it’s that you can’t see the potential”. I hope when someone tells me I’m too much I say “No, I’m too much for you. If you’re uncomfortable you can go”.
It’s not that I’m not strong. Because I know that I’m strong. It’s my strength that allows me to understand someone when we have two completely different opinions. My strength helps me forgive people who have hurt me. And my greatest strength is the way I’ve always been able to look on the bright side no matter the circumstances. And those are all qualities I am so proud of, and have defined me for most of my life. But I am worthy and deserve good things, and it’s time that stopped being a mantra, and started being something that other people recognize too.
Yes I am a woman, Yes I am in my mid twenties, Yes I like sparkles and the color pink, Yes I love to live in the abstract, Yes I have no idea how I’m going to get from point A to point B.
But I am intelligent. I am creative. I am resourceful as hell. I’m passionate. I’m determined. I’m a hard worker. I’m a good worker. I don’t need a lot of sleep. And I will find something to smile about about the whole time. AND I can be all those things while remaining kind and respectful.
I’ve always known how to ask for what I want, and 2017 taught me I deserve to do that, and in 2018 I hope I stop apologizing for it. I’ve got powers and it’s time I start giving them space to grow.
I hope we all move mountains this year.
Bring it on 2018.
Here’s a photo of the time I climbed a mountain in the desert for 3 hours after staying up for 48 hours.