Empowerment is such a great word - just saying it, I feel, well…empowered! I met an amazingly energetic and kind woman named Jo-Ná Williams a few months ago. She’s a lawyer and an entrepreneurial coach. Quite a combo.
This year, she thought it would be cool to start off 2015 by offering folks an Artist Empowerment Challenge. I signed up, and I’ve been loving it.
This Challenge started with and has expanded upon the idea of choosing a word or theme for your year.
I love this!
I have a few friends who do this, my friend Cynthia even wrote a blog about it, and they all swear it’s better than having a new year’s resolution.
I had been thinking about this idea, so when choosing a word came up on the first day of the Challenge, I was prepared.
I went with FORWARD.
I know 2015 is going to be a great year for me. 2014 was great, and 2013 I opened for Pete Seeger, so yeah - that was awesome too.
I've started off 2015 with some great momentum, and I have a really good feeling about it. Even though I’ll have setbacks, and even though moving forward demands hard work, I will.
I will move forward,
I will think forward,
and I will keep my gaze forward.
This is not the year for me to be looking back, and it’s not the year for me to be dreaming about my future. I will be present and I will march on.
With this- I’ve decided on something else: I am no longer allowing mistakes to kill the flow of my momentum. (You shouldn't either!)
I’ve been guilty of this in the past. No more!
I’ll have a set back.
I’ll write a dumb song.
I’ll miss a workout.
And in the past, I'd have felt that all was lost.
This is the year that I will learn from my mistakes and I will move…FORWARD.
If you’re interested in this challenge, you can join anytime! The exercises only take a few minutes, and I’ve gotten a lot out of them already. You can get more information here if it sounds like your style.
As always - thanks for reading my blog, thanks for listening to my music, and thanks for your support!
See you as we move onward and forward, Kristen