January 1, 2019

2019 & the Pep Talk You Never Knew You Needed

I really can’t believe it’s 2019. I never got used to writing ’18 as the date. The new year is always my favorite! It’s like the ultimate Monday. You can start over with a brand new slate (stop rolling your eyes, really, it’s true). I’ve thought for weeks about what would be my new year’s resolutions and how I could share them in a way that could bring value to you reading this, my internet bestie.

As I sat down to write out a list (my very favorite thing to d0 lol), something didn’t feel right. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love resolutions, and I’m sure I will have some, but that’s not what I want to talk about now. I want to talk about you. If you are reading this, maybe we have met, but more likely, we haven’t. When I do get the chance to talk to one of my sweet internet friends in person (male or female), they always, without fail, tell me about their big dreams. Sometimes it’s that they want to see the world or maybe the company they dream of building or the Youtube channel they want to start. The list goes on and on. People always want to pick my brain because of the small success that I’ve found on a slice of the internet… like I’ve figured out some secret sauce that can be copied and guess what, you can! I warn you though, it’s not very sexy, and it’s certainly not flashy. I tell everyone the same thing, (I have to remind myself daily too) and it’s this- Just. Go. For. It. Already. Don’t think about it or talk about it for one more day. Start that blog, find a way to take that trip, in the words of Nike, JUST DO IT! If you spend to much time thinking about it, I guarantee you will talk yourself smooth out of it.

I’m serious, get off your couch right now and make it happen. If you want to start a blog, you could have one up and running in a day. Seriously, that’s what I did, and I have even made girlfriends’ their blogs over a coffee date. It may not be the Picasso of blogs (and it will only get better with time), but truly the secret to the journey is starting it. Do you want to lose 20 pounds? Get yourself to the gym gf. Want a nicer car? In the words of Britney  “you better work ‘b**!” Let’s not have another year go by of shoulda, woulda or couldas. No one is going to appear and make your life better. It’s all up to you.

It’s shoving down every negative thought you have about yourself or that people have told you. It’s pushing away the opinions people will have if you fail (or even if you succeed). It’s taking a full leap into the person you want to be TODAY. I will let you in on a secret – I am insecure.  I think my eyes are too far apart and my thighs are definitely too big, and I can’t quite seem to kick this acne thing even though my teenage years are long gone. I HATE the sound of my voice and question if anyone understands any of jokes.

I am insecure. And if I thought about it for more than five seconds, I would never post anything online ever again. And what would that get me? I’d miss out on this amazing life that I love so much. I get to do something that I’m passionate about every single day, and that’s what I want for all of you.

Whatever your dream or goal is for 2019 is, there isn’t a single reason to not get started today, and in case your parents didn’t tell you this enough growing up – you are awesome and you can be and do anything you want. But, you do have to get that butt off the couch!

I can’t wait to get started on my goals for 2019, and I hope you guys are just as excited!! The best is truly yet to come. Here’s some more info for the road!

P.S. If your goals for 2019 include blogging or growing your social media, start here.


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