2019... Light Your FIRE!
2018 has been a year of great joy and great struggle. It has tested my limits and fueled great inspiration. So many times we focus on the negative and I have promised myself that I will no longer do that, not ever again... The past is the past and I have learned a lot from it. I have learned that my strength is not derived from things outside of myself. I'll be damned if I ever allow another opinion or negativity of another do anything but light my fire.
What I am talking about is the fortitude and steadfastness of the heart. Don't ever quit. Don't ever look back if your intention is not to take from the past and exploit that pain into something amazing for the present. When life gets tough, throw that fuel into your fire. It is a mindset, a determination, and it is sublime when you get to the point where the negative thoughts, advice, opinions, and judgments of others becomes obsolete.
Find your people. Find the ones who share your passions, work ethic, and encourage you to grind and push...the ones who challenge you to do better, be better, and not settle, ever.
Here's to 2019 and beyond... inspire, challenge, encourage, lift up, and love one another.