She Seeks Adventure

January 24, 2018

Adventure is one of the deepest desires of her soul.  When she is brave enough to seek adventure, her comfort zone’s limits don’t stop her.  She discovers the world when she embarks on new adventures.

Merriam-Webster says adventure is “an exciting or remarkable experience” or “an undertaking usually involving danger or unknown risks”.  Those risks can change you, challenge you and strengthen you.  Often, a new adventure will return a remarkable experience you will thank yourself for agreeing to.  So…

What is stopping you from new adventures?

What kind of new adventures do you desire?

Where would you like your next adventure to take you?

She Has Confidence in Her Future

She knows that tomorrow is unknown and not promised, but that does not mean she is consumed with fear.  She knows that with a little faith, she is strong enough to face whatever the future brings.

Although it is so easy to lose faith in the future because it is admittedly very scary to face the unknown, here are five easy steps to restore confidence in the unknown:

  1. Start with gratitude. With a deep breath and list three things you are grateful for.  It is said that fear and gratitude cannot exist simultaneously.
  2. Make a list of worries. Written down, they often seem easier to tackle.
  3. Write yourself a letter. Take a second to write your future self a note. It can be filled with inspirational quotes or your goals that you do not want to forget.
  4. Check out some Bible verses. Here are some to start with: Philippians 1:6, Romans 15:13, 2 Corinthians 4:17-18, Romans 12:12
  5. Call a champion. Mom, your best friend, or trusted mentor will be happy to remind you to have confidence in you and your ability to take on the future.

Happy 2018, lovely ladies!

She Finds Inspiration All Around Her

With the world at her fingertips online, it is often challenging to have the discipline to shut off any screen and open a book.  She finds inspiration, though, hidden in the words of the books that sit anxiously awaiting a reader.

Here are a few inspiring books:

One Thousand Gifts: a dare to live fully right now by Ann Voskamp

The Defining Decade: Why your Twenties matter – and how to make the most of them by Meg Jay

On Love By Alain de Botton

And a list of books to read in this New Year.

Happy reading!

She Answers Yes to Life’s Call

In 2018, she starts fresh.  She decides to say “yes” to the things that life challenges her to do.

Here are three things I ask myself when I am faced with a challenge, one that I know I need to say yes to:

  1. Would the brave version of myself say yes?
  2. Would saying yes make myself proud?
  3. Can this yes lead to other opportunities to say yes?

So, in 2018, when you are faced with the opportunity to invite someone on a date, tell a friend the truth, raise your hand for a promotion, or be honest with yourself, try in 2018 to say yes.

She Celebrates Her Own Strength

 

After struggling with my first heart break, I told my mom in a teary phone call that I felt weak.  I felt like this boy’s disapproval robbed me of the strength I knew I had. She reminded me of three important things to regain the knowledge of my own inner strength, without a boy.

  1. Work on physical strength. The power of a Warrior II yoga pose, or lifting weights reminded me of the strength I had within myself already, even when I felt weak because of a heart ache. So go to the gym, go for a run, or hop on your yoga mat to remind yourself of your body’s strength.
  2. Allow someone to remind you of your strength. I let my mom remind me of all the ways I had already proven my strength like moving away for college, and meeting new friends. She reminded me of the things I might have forgotten that already made me strong.
  3. Make a list for yourself. In a page of my journal, I have written down all of the risky things I have done that showed my own strength. They were as little as talking to a stranger, or moving 1500 miles away from anyone I had known.  I look at that page to remind myself of the strength I have.

Don’t forget how strong you are.

Love,

She