My oh my has it been quite some time. By now, I trust that you know when I get a little quiet….ok, a lot quiet…on the blogosphere, it is evidence of quite a lot going on in my personal efforts to live fabulously fierce. This time it is definitely no different.
A few short weeks ago, I shared on my Facebook page that I am embarking on a huge change, personally and professionally. In just a little over a week, I will be heading to California to start a brand new opportunity in the D&I space with Google! Now to date, I haven’t really been as transparent about the specifics of what I do and where I work with the simple intention of staying focused on the messaging of personal branding, living authentically and all that I believe goes with all of that. I still want to adhere to this personal standard, but given Factor #62, I hope you can see why I am sharing so much now.
Here’s the deal, my life over the past few years has been pretty amazing. Personally, professionally, financially, health-wise, mentally, and most importantly, spiritually, things have been off the charts! Have I continued to have opportunities for growth, improvement and progress? Un. Doubt. Ed. Ly! No question about it. But where I was, mentally, I guess, was that if things just stayed as they were, honestly, I was good….great, actually! This was all the result of just operating from a place of gratitude and sincere thanksgiving in everything. And so, I have to admit, while there were things I still desired, experiences I identified as wanting, again, if things didn’t change, I was all good. Soooooo, I really wasn’t proactive in living in a way of maintaining higher expectations. I hoped for more. I desired more. I looked forward to more….but again, no complaints. I didn’t get complacent…I promise….but, I was truly satisfied.
And then, within the same week earlier this year, I got a few calls on a number of opportunities with two peaking my interest the most. Then, to make a long story short, with one brave ‘Yes, I accept,” my whole world is about to change. I had no expectations of any of what has come and is continuing to come my way and lo and behold, a lot of incredible things are happening and taking shape, even before my move. So, the lesson for me has been that when you’re thinking things are just incredibly fabulous, and you’re living as fiercely as you can, and you just can’t even imagine how much better things can get as you sit back in awe of all that is currently in front of you…..brace yourself for the unimaginable and then so much more. Live as if there is always another door preparing to show itself with an opportunity in perfect in alignment of who you are, what you’re continuing to become, and the unfolding of your unique journey.
So, as we’re in the season of kicking off the new year, while I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, I am all about setting your intentions around continuing to live fabulously fierce as well as you can in your authenticity. Thus, my encouragement for all of us in 2016 and beyond is to proactively live in expectation of even greater, even better, even more extraordinary, even more fabulously fierce. Our stories never get old, they don’t cease to unfurl many new twists and turns, as long as we continue to be open to the next chapters
Happy New Year!!!
Soundtrack of the Week: Tori Kelly’s Daydream