the year of believing

“take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing. believe in yourself. and believe that there is a loving source — a sower of dreams — just waiting to be asked to help you make your dreams come true.” — sarah ban breathnach

happy new year! i hope everyone had a safe and fun holiday season :)

i wanted to start this year of with a quote that really embodies how i feel about 2017, and i think this one does that perfectly. without going into too much detail (i’ll save that for a possible future post), believing in myself is something i’ve always struggled with. i’m not quite sure why, but that’s just how i’ve always been. and i’m determined to change that this year. i’ve been working on it for a while now, but i really want to push myself even more this year and stop letting fear and doubt get in my way. i’m a natural optimist and dreamer, but self doubt can sometimes cloud my vision and start to put negative thoughts in my mind. so this year i’m going to surround myself with as much positivity as possible, and ignore the negativity to the best of my ability.

i know life isn’t perfect, and people aren’t perfect. i’m going to have my good days, as well as my bad days this year. just like every other year. but i choose to put my focus on love and positivity, and learn and grow from the tough times when they happen. i have a lot of dreams, and i want to know i did everything in my power to make them come true. and that starts with believing in myself, and believing that there is a higher power ready and waiting to help me achieve my dreams when i’m ready to reach out for help.

i realize not everyone is into the whole new year’s hype with resolutions and everything, and i can understand why. but i think there’s something so magical about having a sense of new beginnings and a chance to start over. there’s so much negativity and sadness happening all over the world right now, and maybe it would just be easy to give in and accept that the world is a cruel place. but do we really want that? i don’t think so. we all want to make the world a better place and see our biggest craziest dreams come true. and i truly believe we can make it happen. but it all starts with belief.

so, in 2017, i choose to believe. believe in love. believe in people. believe in dreams. and believe in myself.

what do you choose?

— ariel 💙

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