I hope those reading are off to a great start this new year. And if you’re not — this is your reminder that starting 2019 on the wrong foot doesn’t mean you’ve ‘ruined’ anything. It doesn’t mean the rest of this year is going to be horrible. And It certainly doesn’t mean things won’t change.

It’s a new year, yes, but it’s still your same messy, beautiful life. Life will be wonderful, and then you’ll get hit with something unexpected. Things might seem horrible, and then you’ll find joy when you least expect it.

Lets start this on a fun, happy note. I want you to participate with me as you read along —Say this simple phrase with me: “I accept 2018 has ended“. 

 I’m sure you’re thinking, “Of course, that’s common sense.“ 2018 is over. It is only memories we can recall. It’s history. Those moments will never exist in real time again. 

Although, we may continue to keep a tight grip on the former things. Let’s face it, it can be difficult to let go of certain people who have influenced our lives in the past or it may even be hard to let go of the feelings we have buried deep within our hearts.

I may be young, but I have been through enough experiences to know... the only way to succeed is simply wake up with a positive attitude. You have to push past your previous experiences and start over each morning.

Wake up and dance to your favorite song, take a long relaxing bath, read your favorite book, write down 5 things you’re thankful for, surround yourself with people who encourage you... whatever you have to do to keep a smile on your face! Because your happiness is important. 

There is also a more essential thing I want you to understand, in order to move on to higher ground, deeper depths, better circumstances — we have to accept the past no longer has impact over our lives anymore.

 2019 is your new, fresh start. This fresh start is only the beginning to your year of success, accomplishments, victories, triumphs. 

I say these specific words [success, accomplishments, victories] because they all have something in common... positive outcomes!

 Yes, that’s right. Positive outcomes. All the hard work you do throughout 2019 is going to be worthwhile! 2019 will be satisfying! You’ll see. 

 But you know what you’ll have to do to keep going? Focus on the good. Believe in your abilities. Believe in your talents. BELIEVE you truly have the power to change your life!! Because YOU DO! 

This year will be the year you overcome and finish out stronger than ever before. You got this! 2019 is your year!

 Release the past.. 2019 has something in store far greater than you have ever thought or imagined it could be! 

Let go of the negative thoughts... you can and you will! Let go of those who don’t care about your personal growth... find the people who will cheer you on! You deserve to do and be all that you have ever wanted to be. 2019 is your year.