Things I Learned Today

I don't know about you, but I love to learn new things! I usually spend my free time reading self-help books, watching instructional videos, and surrounding myself with things that will help me to be a better person. My co-workers laugh at me because I have yellow sticky notes hanging everywhere in my office with encouraging sayings or phrases that I want to remember. My journey into writing actually started because of that. I would take little notes I had written and then elaborate on them. Eventually, I found that I was writing full paragraphs and before I knew it, a full chapter would emerge. I have thought about writing a blog for some time now, but I always felt like my journalistic skills might not be perfect, so I never started. Today, while watching yet another video, the words "things I learned today" came to me. I just knew that I had to write this down and to start a blog based on the knowledge of things I learn each day. And so it begins.....

Today, I learned that life is not about being perfect.

I have lived my entire life being afraid to step out of my comfort zone or to try new things because I felt like I wasn't qualified enough or capable enough. I've lived most of my life in the shadows, too afraid to draw attention to myself because I didn't want to be laughed at or criticized. I allowed fear to dictate my boundaries and limitations. What I learned today is that I am human, humans make mistakes, and there is beauty in that. I don't have to be perfect, in fact, my quirkiness and willingness to own my "being" is what makes me special. There is an attractive energy that flows from someone who is comfortable in their own skin. There is also an empowerment that occurs when you are able to accomplish or achieve something beyond your own belief system.

Today, I challenge you to step outside of yourself. Allow yourself to be silly. Do something you've always dreamed of but never thought possible. Most importantly, own your identity!

What's the worst that can happen?

Joanel

Certified Life Coach/Holistic Health Practitioner

www.branchesofhealing.org

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