Let's be messy and daring this week
The choices that made your mother, that writer from Goop, or the heroine in your favorite romcom happy, probably aren’t the choices that will bring you your deepest levels of joy and fulfillment.
Your road is your road.
It will be muddy and overgrown with weeds, and there will be spiderwebs that cling to your face, and a bug will probably fly into your nose, but this is an unkept road, and clearing your path will take managing some of that.
But, you will own your road if you pave it for yourself, trust your deepest instincts about what energizes you, ignites your curiosity, and makes you fall madly in love with it.
Sure you can take one of those other roads. You’d probably be happy-ish and do a pretty good job of whatever it asks of you. And it’s probably less messy since someone else has paved it, but you’ll never own that road. You’ll walk it, but part of you will always be pulling you back to the road you always wanted to build.
If you want to own your road, you’ll probably have to do some things you aren’t quite sure you can do. You’ll probably have to scare yourself and get a little uncomfortable.
But, what if it’s worth all that?
Here’s to a week of trailblazing, my uplifting friends.
Also, I promise this newsletter isn’t going to become a 5-month promotional rag for our Uplifters Live! event, but what kind of Uplifter would I be if I didn’t keep showing the courage to shout my dreams out loud and build them a road to becoming reality? Here’s to stepping all the way into what we really want. And here’s to amplifying our dreams, in a room, together in 2024! See you there?
Paid Subscribers: as a thank you to you for sponsoring this work, you’ll find the extended video-cut of my conversation with Reverend Katie O’Dunne below. I’ve listened to this episode 5 times already, and though I may have cried every single time, I also learned something each time.