I thought this would be an easy post to right. That when I sat down, my fingers would fly across the keys and I would be done within fifteen minutes to a half hours. However, this post has taken much longer for me to type. Some things are easy, like this next one:
Much like the end of 2015, I am working on a project that I am very excited about and want to announce in the coming year. I don’t want to ruin the surprise, so I am not going to say too much about it. Maybe as it gets closer to completion, I will share some hints!
But some things have been harder to explain and find the right words for.
For example, in 2017, I also want to be more fearless. Fearless in sharing my beliefs and my business. Fearless in fighting against oppression and bigotry. And fearless in reaching my goals. Well, that was the easy part. The harder part is in explaining why. When I try to, it comes off, well like a flop. Do I need to explain why? Probably not, but there is something in me saying I should. It is important to me to show who I am, not just a face or part of me.
So, why is my theme for 2017 “Fearless?” Because I feel scared and uncertain about sharing my beliefs and goals with people I know. For example, after I married my husband, a lot of people who know him requested to be friends with me on Facebook. Out of feelings of obligation, I accepted their requests. Now, it is important to know that many of these people I don’t share religious/spiritual or political beliefs with. And a handful have shown that they can be confrontational with people who believe differently than they do.
But it isn’t just in that case. I am hesitant to share my business with coworkers; even family members at times as well.
I don’t feel like I am safe to say things in spaces they occupy.
So in 2017, I want to be fearless. I want to stand with more confidence in these situations and say, “This is who I am. And I have beautiful things to share with the wold too.”
Because I, as we all, should feel safe in these spaces as well.
And so I will end with something easy to say. I will do my best to shine, so that others may see the light within themselves as well and so that people can see they are not alone.
In 2017, let’s all shine together! <3
What are your goals, hopes, plans, or resolutions for 2017? Share them in the comments below!