What are you here for? Is what you are doing in everyday life making you jump up and down with joy, or at the very least, driving your feet to start running the moment they hit the floor in your bunny slippers each morning?
Wouldn’t it be amazing if we were so happy to do all the hard work because we were enjoying the process of making our dreams come true? What if you don’t even know what makes you happy??? Where – or how – do we even start peeling back the layers of the onion, to know our own hearts and what sets our souls on fire? Know this: you have permission to dig deep. And figure it out. You’ve always had the permission; you just have to give it to yourself! Decide to start living the life you’ve imagined. This year, 2016: the year of YOU.
It’s ok to not know where to begin. It’s ok to be scared. It’s ok to do an about-face and realize your path is leading you somewhere else. You may get some blisters on your way up to the sun, too. But let 2016 be the year you don’t give up. Let it be the time to reach out for support when you need it. Let it bring you love to embrace all the struggles and the self-respect to nix the negative peanut gallery commentary you have going on in your head, so you move through and surpass all your fears and anxieties with grace. Because on the other side of all those challenges and inner reflection is something beautiful waiting for you!
In every block of marble I see a statue; See it as plainly as though it stood before me, Shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls Which imprison the lovely apparition To reveal it to other eyes, as mine already see it. ~Michaelangelo
Designer & Stylist: Peggy Khoucasian / Writer: Christie Cole
Photographer: Jake Falzone / Model: JQ Williams