I hope you all had an amazing time with family, friends or by yourself this Christmas. As we’re heading towards the end of the year and into a new one I want to challenge you to be brave.
Can I tell you a little story? It was almost exactly a year ago that the idea for this blog was born. I almost spent New Year’s Eve by myself because I failed to plan anything and somehow nothing had really worked out. But I didn’t tell anyone because I didn’t want to sound like a poor girl who is all by herself on New Year’s Eve. I didn’t want to have a victim mentality. And in this whole process of learning to be ok with being alone on a night like New Year’s Eve I also realized that I wanted to write about my experience. This year was a big step for me to be brave and I am choosing bravery and boldness for 2019.
What I am trying to say with this is that even though 2017 was the year I was brave enough to do things by myself and put myself out there it didn’t mean that the prospect of spending NYE alone was easy. It was a process and still is a process. Being single in your 20s or 30s isn’t a thing to master or a thing you are really great at. It just is a season you’re in and you have a choice. You can choose to victimize your situation, your season or you can choose to live life to the fullest, be brave and make a difference in somebody else’s life.
The time to be brave is now
And so as we are ending this year and January feel like a white blank page I don’t want you to make New Year’s resolutions. I want you to sit down and look back on this year. I want you to assess your heart, your motives and your dreams. And I want you to write down new dreams and areas you can grow in and things you want to be brave in this New Year. If your being brave is signing up for online dating, do it. If you need to be brave and travel alone, now is the time and if you need to be brave and ask that boy or girl out that you just can’t stop thinking about, do it. The time to be brave is now. The time for dreaming is now. The time for change is now.