*I started a tradition last year in where I wrote letters to myself on my birthday. These letters contain lessons I learned in the last year and things I wish for this year. You can click on this link to read last year's installment. *
Today we add another year to life. 34. When you were younger you thought thirty four was old. Now we know that this is just the beginning.
In our 33rd year the theme of our life seemed to be “bravery.” You faced many difficult and challenging things. Difficult conversations with loved ones. Difficult conversations about who you are and what you want to become.
Often times, you wondered if the hard things were worth it. Through those hard things, you realized that some things were worth fighting for. Learning when to fight, and when to let go was lesson learned this year.
You learned it was OK to walk away from people and things that were not serving you well.
Another theme was taking a leap of faith. Although that seemed to be a common theme throughout your life you were faced with many things you just had to take a leap for.
Quitting a steady paycheck to do something you love full time was pretty insane. The universe put everything you needed in your path and you went for it. You’ve never regretted or looked back since.
You learned that closed mouths don’t get fed. You’ve opened your mouth and have never stopped since. Asking for what you want has been the biggest lesson this year. You haven’t always gotten what you’ve wanted, but you aren’t afraid to ask anymore.
We learned to be unapologetic in our boldness. The world needs more people to take a stand for something.
This year we will continue to use our voice for good. You have stories to tell that people need to hear. No more playing small to make people feel comfortable. If people want us to play small to make themselves feel big, we don't need that kind of energy in our life.
In our thirty fourth year we will continue to slay, soar, and inspire.