For those of you how know me well, you know my ups and downs, my euphoric days and my days when I barely feel alive. You know my love of books, of life’s simple pleasures and my constant quest to live a wholehearted life. A life where I dare greatly, where I dare to show up and let myself be seen even on days when I struggle with self doubt, self-love and worthiness.
On my quest to leave depression and illness behind, to be more present with my family and to love and accept myself as I am, I’m taking inspirations from lots of people. I loved reading Grethen Rubin’s book The Happiness Project, everything Brene Brown writes speaks to me. (if you haven’t heard her famous Ted Talk 1 , Ted talk 2 yet, take 20 min and do). Louise Hay’s daily affirmations, reminds me of being thankful. Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfry’s meditation series set’s me up for the day and Jersey’s own local lady Eve Andrew’s of Nartaka has helped me tremendously by working with me on The Journey Process.
But one book that kick started a lot for me was: “The power of starting something stupid” by Richie Norton.
Extracts from the book:
Gavin’s Law: Live to start.Start to live.
‘I suddenly realised that if we are sitting around waiting – maybe even begging and pleading – for our circumstances to change so that we can finally live life the way we really want to live, chances are very good that we will stay stuck waiting forever.”
“There is no greater time than now to start moving towards achieving our goals. Don’t wait. Start stuff. Live to start your stupid ideas, and start to live a live without regret – a life filled with meaning, freedom, happiness, fun, authenticity and influence. After all, now is, in all actuality, the only time you’re truly guaranteed.
Life is too short not to start something stupid.”
Last year I started lots of “stupid” things, projects my ego stopped me from even attempting before, most of them have been on a personal level, this year my aim is to start stupid project with my photography. I have always been scared of failure, of not being perfect, scared of being foolish, scared of looking stupid but I’ve decided to stop that in 2016.
My goals for 2015 is to find the courage to do things I’m not ready to do.(like tell you my goals…)
On a personal level my goals are: To continue with my of stupid projects (meditating every day, run 5k in 30 min, bodyboard , try 2 new recipes a month, master the crow and the handstand in yoga). To embrace goofiness, to say yes to JOY and play. 2015 is my year of accepting that I’m enough.
For my business: Blog twice a month, Hone my portrait skills,Start 5 stupied projects/fun collaborations to grow . Show up and be seen.
The wonderful thing about all of these personal stupied projects that I have done so far is that I feel healthier, I feel better about being me, I feel that I’m a more fun mother, wife and friend:-) Last year I was in bed less than a week, I feel that I’m leaving depression behind, I feel that I’m choosing life and I’m investing in me, my family and my business. Thank you for being part of my journey.
“What we know matters, but who we are matters more” Brene Brown