Thank you domain .ME for encouraging me to be honest about this year.
2015. I’ve dreaded this year for as long as I could remember. The very thought paralyzes me to the core. My so-called big milestone birthday. The big 4-0 (I can’t even type the number.) The big ME. I suppose it’s not that big of a deal. I mean if Carrie Bradshaw could make it over the 40 hill in her Manolos, so can I. Right???? And Brenda and Kelly must be forty by now, right? Wait. Pause. Rewind. Look what happened to Donna Martin. I refuse to become Donna Martin.
On January 1, I vowed to keep all of my baggage in 2014. Spend the last days of my thirties neatly packing away all my worries, insecurities, inhibitions and anger or sadness I’m holding onto. Tuck them into a pretty little box with a big beautiful white bow, and drop-kicking the sucker into oblivion. So much for eloquence and grace, right? …I’m working on that, too.
The Decade of ME
I’ve dubbed 2015 “The Decade of ME” and I invite you to come on this journey and be by my side. I’m going to share what I’m doing to live the best life possible and how I’m doing it. Step-by-step. I want to make my life count. I want my words and the actions of my life spark life into lives of others. To mean something. This is my Jerry Maguire moment. My mission statement.
I started this blog so that I could live the life I always dreaMEd of. I wanted to be the architect of my destiny. Well the blueprints are done, the foundation is poured and now it’s time to start decorating my future.
Then this beautiful reminder from Alex came in the mail…
Ignore the White Noise
Throughout this ME movement, I am going to find out who I really am, while being the person I always was. Does that even make sense? OK, let ME try again…I’m going to seek out peace, love and true happiness while rocking out to the Foo Fighters on my Beats by Dre, wearing Chanel tweed and my Chuck Taylors. Together.
Empowered. I’m going to revisit the Monday afternoons when I would sneak up to Chateau Marmont and enjoy a cup of coffee by myself on the terrace, while making small talk with Radiohead (that really happened.) No apologies. I’m not going to care what the cool “mom trends” are. Why are you trying to change ME now? I’ll ignore you if you tell me I can’t wear argyles with Birks and throw shade in my big ‘Drunk Mom’ sunglasses just because you think they’re soooo uncool. Simmer down there Bruno Mars fangirl because I’m going to embrace my preppy 70s rockstar chic. I’m down with “Uptown Funk” like the rest of them, but this is the year of ME. Just because you’ve seen a few episodes of The Voice doesn’t make you Gwen Stefani. I’m going to own it. I’MMMMM going to create the trends! #ThisIsMe
This is ME! And I’m Proud to be ME. The Unique ME. Watch me ROAR.
More, more, more
And I’m going to do what I love. More love, more meditation, more travel, more concerts, more shopping, more spa time, more direction, more memories, more acceptance, more self-discovery, more listening and more breakthroughs. I’m on a path and no one is going to tell ME happiness is impossible to achieve.
Oh, and more smiling. Bring on the wrinkles! (And the Creme de la Mer since we all can’t look like Victoria Beckham.)
I’m in it to win. January 23rd you don’t scare ME (OK, well maybe a teeny-weeny bit?!) I may go kicking and screaming, but next Friday is the first day of the rest of my life.
But, you don’t have to be hitting a milestone to make these changes. Celebrate your very own “ME Day.” Domain .ME declared March 16th, 2015: “ME Day,” a day to promote diversity, tolerance, freedom, self-appreciation and importance. You can follow along on social media with #ThisIsME and on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
So will you please join ME? Together, we’ll live BIG!
Photo credits: Nicole Standley
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