Monday, May 20, 2013
You are AWESOME
You are AMAZING.
Do you realize that?
No really. You are an absolutely amazing human being and the world is lucky you're here. It needs you. It needs you to be your most authentic self, the amazing person you were meant to be. Without you the whole thing isn't quite right.
I'm serious. And I'm going to do something about it. I've been saying I'm sequestered off working on a BIG AWESOME THING I can't tell you about yet (but will someday, promise), but really I think I needed to take a step back from blogging to think about why I actually do it. Thanks to my former life coach Jessie May for helping me to think about what I was prioritizing (through a newsletter no less).
I've been blogging for a long time and I was starting to feel like I was posting just to post and it was a thing I had to do, not a thing I wanted to do. I mean, it's not like I get paid for it (though I certainly wouldn't complain if you mailed me a quarter for every time I made you laugh). I realize that consisting posts is one of those things you have to do to make that happen, but the vibe had gotten off. Anyway, during my time away I've had some revelations about another BIGGER AWESOMER (or at least way less complicated and really exciting) THING that I can totally tell you about.
And I'm SUPER EXCITED so please realize that the capital letters really are words that I'm shouting in my head causing my face to become all smushed up and funny looking with excitement.
It's a long story, but the basic gist you need to know to follow along is this: for literally (not figuratively) months I've been getting the feeling I just need to do things. Random things. Like introduce two people from very different parts of my life who live on different continents or send crazy emails to people I don't really know baring my soul. Not like I get a little nudge of an idea, I mean I feel straight up compelled to do them. I've just been taking them as commands from The Universe and going with it. I haven't really had any idea what any of them had to do with anything I just really felt like I NEEDED to do them.
Here's the thing: I think they are all starting to coalesce into something. Something AWESOME.
Then last week I was talking to my mom. I realized after our talk that one of the things I am CALLED to do in this life is to help other people see their true selves and realize how AWESOME they are. I've been doing it for years and always really enjoyed it. I just never thought of it in those terms before. Everyone should be able to see themselves and know how amazing they are, but most people don't. They have this crazy idea that awesomeness is limited and linked to some socially accepted measure of merit.
For example, I told my office mate about this realization and sarcastically responded, "no one is below average." I was so excited and joyful I didn't skip a beat and reminded him that everyone is above and below average depending on what characteristic or skill you're talking about, but that doesn't make them any less awesome. It's not a limited resource. Me thinking I'm awesome doesn't imply in any way that anyone else is any less awesome. Everyone can be awesome at the same time and if we actually acted like that was the case (because it is) the world would be a better place.
We are all intended to rock out at life as our most authentic selves. If everyone really owned how amazing they are life would be a lot better. People who feel good about themselves and who they are don't have any reason to try to make life harder for anyone else. They spread goodwill like sprinkles.
Please, for me, really own your awesomeness. Be the person you are deep down under all the stuff the world has told you to be. Be the person you're not sure you can be. Paint the thing you want to paint. Write the book you've always wanted to write. Smile at eveyone you see even if they think you're nuts. Enjoy that ice cream and skip if you feel like it. It's okay. If anyone asks what you're doing just tell them, "Being Awesome."
You're in there and the world needs you out here.