Bloganuary: Jan. 15, 2022

For the month of January, I’m going to be doing my best to participate in Bloganuary, a daily blogging challenge. I know it’s a divergence from what I typically write, but participating in this challenge is on my Memory List for this year.

Today’s prompt:

What is a life lesson you feel everyone can benefit from learning?

Don’t worry about what other people think. It feels like this is mantra told to children, and yet, so many of us grow into adults and have such a hard time living our truest, most authentic lives, because we cave to societal and familial pressures.

We ignore what our Knowing is saying. We stop listening to our intuition. We sacrifice our dreams, our desires, and our goals, sometime in robot-like fashion because many of us are so well trained to diminish them.

Standing up for yourself doesn’t mean you have to stop compromising. And it certainly doesn’t mean you won’t be held accountable for deeds that cause harm. But if you live in such a way that makes your heart happy, with a refreshing honesty, the light you’ll bring into this world is so worth it… for you and everyone around you.

My therapist once gave me incredible advice. By uncovering and celebrating my true self, and living in a way that honors the path I truly want to travel, I will be like a lighthouse. The light I shine will be a beacon to those in the sea around me, and they’ll be attracted to that energy. Those will be the people that help me advance on my journey.

So, that’s the life lesson I think everyone should know. Be unapologetically you, and illuminate the world with your truest self.


Follow along and make memories.

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