I have goosebumps and moosebumps (couldn’t help myself Laurie Goodman) and I am all teary-eyed.
My day started with a text from a friend and client who wanted to talk to me ASAP. She was struggling with what to write and then had a light bulb moment and realized that when she wrote about what she was passionate about, the words flowed. Her statement, “I can write” said with such confidence and conviction started the goosebumps.
Then, another sweet friend and client who is attending the writer’s retreat this weekend revealed she went to the Writer’s Boot Camp for a friend but walked away inspired to write.
She has been writing.
I have a challenge for my Be an Author Today tribe to write 100 words daily in November. My I am a reader, not a writer girl is writing every day!
How can I not be teary-eyed and goosebumpy? I get to do what I love and impact lives and bring stories to the world which would have remained unwritten because the author at one time in his or her life didn’t think he or she could write?
It is Friday. A week of your life is coming to an end. Can you say you have lived with passion and confidence? Can you say that you did everything you could to live your divine purpose, even if it is only part of the day or 100 words a day?
It took me a long time to get to this place of living in, loving, and being grateful for this lane, my lane, my dream.
I got here because I did not stop trying to get here.
I never settled for less than this.
I knew it would be worth every tear, sacrifice, night terror, bead of sweat and battle to get here.
I would hear the words, “Who do you think you are? You can’t do that!”
I would answer, quietly at first, “I am me, and I am worth it. I can do anything I set my mind to, and you can’t stop me.”
I am not quiet anymore.
After repeating those words, I would get back to work.
Here I am, years later, thousands of hours of work, thousands of missteps (re-routers I like to say), thousands of items put on my gratitude list, mantras that I spoke aloud morning and night with intention statements that grew in scope as my confidence did, living my dream.
How can I not be goosebumpy and moosebumpy and teary-eyed?
Living an authentic life on purpose and following your passions is the ONLY goal you should be pursuing.
It is the only one that counts.
Take it from someone who knows.
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I am so grateful for the time you have spent with me.
May your week be filled with love and light,