I find that as I get older, I get better.
What do I mean by better? The usual. Wiser, more mature, etc.
But also, more real. More authentic.
Now. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve always been ME. I’ve always been honest. Always been real. What you see is definitely what you get.
That said, I can say that I have kept things to myself that I should have said. Sometimes because I didn’t think of it until hours later. But usually to keep the peace, to not cause an argument, to not offend. Perhaps when I was younger, that was the wise decision.
But now? Not so much. I know that I’m entitled to voice my thoughts. I don’t always have to keep them to myself. It’s never (usually) my intent to cause offense. I want to be truthful in a forthright, peaceful way. If I mean to offend you, I’ll tell you that too.
But all about keeping quiet because of someone else’s opinion or imagined, made-up offense?
Ain’t nobody got time for that! It’s not going to happen.
And maybe that’s why this space has been quiet for so long.
I think I’ve been censoring myself. No more.
So starting today, I’m going to say what I need to say here.
Whoever said getting older was something to be dreaded was wrong. Each day, I feel more ME than ever.
There are things I want to explore. I will explore them.
Things I want to learn. I will learn them.
Risks I need to take. I will take them.
Things I need to just do. I’m gonna do them. (That’s why the vlogs. Life has been kicking my butt the past two weeks, but I WILL be doing more.)
I will no longer let doubt or fear stop me.
This is where it starts!
I don’t know where this is going to take me, but I’m ready for the journey. Are you on the same journey? I’d love for you to join me.