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Trying.

Dear Little One,

More than anything in this world I want to write a book; to be successful in a field that I love. And while I continue to hold out hope, it’s hard to imagine everything I dream of really coming true. But I suppose that’s the point, isn’t it? To notice the doubt but allow hope to prevail.

I’m starting a story today, and it might be nothing, but then again it might be everything. Do you ever get that feeling in your gut? The one that whispers, “Maybe this is the start of something really big.” The one that wonders, “Is this the moment when everything changes?”

I don’t know.

But I’m at that starting line, a place I never would have put myself before, and I will focus on that small step, even if I can’t move a single inch further in this race. Today I am trying, and what success story has started with anything more?

 

See you soon.

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New Years

Dear Little One,

There is officially one day (plus change) left in this year, which sends me into that nostalgic state of mind, thinking about all the things that have happened. I still remember sitting on my couch last December, watching the time tick by, scared to start 2014. It didn’t feel right. Something churned in my stomach, warning me that the year ahead would be a rough one. I’ll admit, there were parts of this year that I wouldn’t want to repeat. Parts that bring back that sick feeling. But there are also a number of days, weeks, and months, that I remember with a smile on my face, honored that I lived them, hopeful that I’ll tell you about them one day.

I suppose it all comes down to perspective. Cliche upon cliche will tell you this in a million different ways, with a million different examples, but like any valuable life lesson, it will only stick when you can say it to yourself, in your own way.

I don’t think there’s ever going to be a year that has 365 perfect days. And who would want one? There’s something very special about looking back not only at what you’ve accomplished, but also what you’ve overcome.

So when you find yourself in the company of a new year, stop and think about the year coming to a close. Take all of it in and appreciate every second. Then open your heart to take on the new seconds at hand.

And one more thing, Happy New Year!

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