“The best way to predict the future, is to create it.” Abraham Lincoln
It’s been a whole seven days since the launch of The B Werd and I want to take a moment to say: wow, thank you! The support and excitement that you all have shared with me has been unimaginable and I’m even more inspired than I was before. It’s incredibly bittersweet to know that many of you have been looking forward to me bringing this to fruition since I mentioned it years ago. I’m excited about exchanging some great ideas and anything else a bomb young lady might need in order to tackle her 20’s.
I’ve never been a woman who dreaded Mondays, but I do understand why their redundancy can become lackluster. I’ll assume that if you’re reading The B Werd, you woke up early this Monday morning to get to work; whether for yourself or for a corporation. Or maybe you’re headed to campus to handle some schoolwork. I’ll also assume that you have aspirations you’ve yet to pursue and many ideas in your head that have yet to come full circle. The last thing that I want for you as a fearless, ambitious, talented woman is for every day of your life to feel like a dreadful Monday morning. And if you don’t pin down what it is that’s going to fulfill you and take a single step towards it, that could be a strong possibility.
We get stuck in routines and hold ourselves up. We don’t want to go the extra mile or wake up an hour earlier. One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself. “Know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.” I consider Monday’s fresh starts. The beginning of a new week that’s full of possibilities. Seven days to shift your attitude, to make a to-do list and run through it. Seven days to plant something and watch it grow – just like this blog. If you haven’t done anything else tonight when you lay down to go to bed, dwell on these three things – 1) who are you? 2) what do you believe in? 3) where do you want to go? Write it down and then create it. Just like so many of you believe in me, people believe in you. Just like many of you were waiting on me to get going, people are waiting on you. When it’s all said and done, make sure you keep the promises you made to yourself and find a reason to fall in love with Monday’s again.
Here’s to the first Monday of the rest of your life, xx.