I don’t want to sound redundant but I have to be real with y’all when I say that 29 has really been a transformative year for me. Or at least, it is the start of a transformation into the woman I hope to become. So more like, a year of discovery. Or at least, the very beginnings of discovery. You get the point. I feel like I’ll be reiterating that in more posts than not but I can’t help it. It’s where I’m at in my life and you gonna get a piece of this glow up okay?
So, at the beginning of 2017 I had just finished reading Big Magic–a must read for any creative, struggling creative, aspiring creative, whoever you are, just read it–and was feeling all sorts of creative magic flowing through me. I decided, since I’d already been feeling like 29 was bringing me so many discoveries, that I wanted to really flex my creative muscles. Right around this time I had also decided that 2017 would be the year of consistency so you can imagine the wild ideas that were flying around my head. When they finally settled, I had come up with the idea that every month this year, I would dedicate myself to doing one creative thing every day. No strings attached. No fear, no thoughts. Just open creativity and consistency. Hand in hand. Making magic happen.
I chose a theme for each month of the year–I’ll share as we go along–and January’s was to write daily empowering self affirmations. So in January, every day, sometimes in the morning when I first woke up, sometimes at random moments in the day, and others right before I closed my eyes, I wrote an affirmation. Every day that I wrote one, I felt like it was trash. Don’t be concerned, that’s my normal writing process. It goes literally something like: YAY project! –> Sheesh this is hard –> Trash –> Trash –> I suck –> Oh. Ok. –> I kinda like this –> I’m decent!!! Ayeee. So yea, I felt like it was trash until I looked back at my month and had 31 dope ass self affirmations (if I do say so myself). One time for the year of creativity!
Sharing because where’s the love in keeping all that to myself? Y’all mind if I wild out? Sorry, couldn’t help it.
31 Empowering Self Affirmations
~ I am obedient, disciplined, and always in the presence of God.
~ I trust the process of my life and have faith that my steps are divinely guided.
~ I know that my words have power so I ONLY speak life and positivity.
~ I know that everyday is a fresh start. I am not defined by yesterday’s events or actions.
~ I am a master of my own body and know that consistency is achieved through discipline.
~ I approach each and every moment with wild ambition.
~ My perspective is my choice so I choose to look at all things with love and light.
~ My creativity is limitless.
~ I am aware of what it is that I want and always act with intention.
~ I know that the key to reaching my goals is not about the bigger picture only about the NEXT STEP.
~ My body is a temple and I take care to treat it with love by what I put on, in, and surround it with.
~ I love woman I am, the one I was, and the one I will become.
~ I can reinvent myself as often as I need to. The only definition of me that matters is my own.
~ The answers to everything I need to know about myself already lie within ME.
~ I know that I control the narrative of my thoughts and choose positive perspectives over everything.
~ I know that love takes work and pledge myself to be a servant to it everyday of my life.
~ I know that my words are not only powerful but truthful and I stand behind all that it is I speak.
~ I know that grand visions require grand plans and action and I will show up and deliver.
~ I believe in the stillness of the journey. Urgency is not welcome here.
~ I know that I was made of and for love. It is all I share into the world.
~ My life has no bounds. Any divine vision placed in my mind or in my heart I can manifest.
~ I am not worried or fearful of anything. I am covered by His mercy and led by His grace.
~ I know that a harvest is just beyond the struggle. I will never give up.
Once a month I share a letter from my journey with those on my email list. WELL SPENT is part things I’ve come across that inspire me and things I think might resonate with you. It’s also part lesson learned for good measure. And a few extra tidbits along the way. Mostly stuff that didn’t make it here or that I’m too nervous to share on the blog. You know, things I keep for the people who are in this with me ;).