It's been three years since you've started a new journal. You've filled those pages with so much of your life...your dreams, goals, gratitude, LOVES, heartbreak, prayers, letters to your sweet children and you've included space for your Loves to write to you. Now is time to start a new book..a new chapter in your life. There couldn't be a better time as now to begin this new book..a new book literally and figuratively.
As you wrap up 2012 and get ready for 2013, you move past so much. Lots shared. But so much private. Just as you get to leave so much behind, you take with you some of life's GREATEST lessons. As you move forward in life, get ready for a move to North Carolina and reflect on your past few years, remember the good with the beautiful, with the brave, with the painful and confusing...Remember all that life has shown you. Look for the magic--the extraordinary in your ordinary--the gifts of lessons that are yours if you are brave enough to see them and embrace them even if they don't all make sense right this second. They are all lessons for YOU. All that has come in the years so far has led to MORE unfolding...more love, more life, more...of Amanda. MORE, even when it seemed like less at the time.
I love you, myself. I love you so much. You are worthy of all the magic life has to offer. Open your heart. You can LOVE so much. LOVE is always good. It shouldn't be contained or captured..it is free and powerful and meant to be shared. Don't limit that. Don't let fear limit you in life. There is so much to be found when we push past that wave of fear. You have wisdom for what is right. Trust. Dream big. Love deeply. Hold your family and Loves tightly...they are GIFTS in the highest sense. Tell people what they mean to you. Believe in the extraordinary.
Get rid of fear..it limits us.
Fear is a liar.
You are capable of whatever you dream of.
Write your own story.
Use your GIFTS.
Open your HEART.
Expect Magic...even when others think you're crazy.
You are made to LOVE and be LOVED.
Surround yourself with POSITIVE people.
Never stop LEARNING.
Be the CHANGE.
See Yourself. Show Yourself to Others. LEARN TOGETHER.
Acknowledge EMOTIONS...they are there to teach us and help us grow. LIVE with them as they come.
|Ending one journal. Starting a new one. Seems like the perfect time in life to start fresh.|
Quote from the book Wild:
"Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one woman are told. I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave...Fear begets fear. Power begets power. I willed myself to beget power. And it wasn't long before I actually wasn't afraid."