2014 has been a wonderful year! I traveled to many domestic and international locations, made new friends and reconnected with old ones, made tough life decisions for the sake of my present and future happiness, and discovered my dream and began making serious steps toward turning it into a reality!
Needless to say, this year has been unbelievable. While there were tests and trials, it did inspire me to share a few words of encouragement to help you to and through 2015:
Be your authentic self. Don’t apologize for being who you are. Instead, embrace it. High school, college, heck, life in general is filled with sheep–people who follow the crowd, don’t ask questions, and morph themselves to fit in with the crowd. Instead of fitting into a mold, break it! Be you…there’s nothing better (or more original).
Strive for the very best. This week, a wonderful woman asked me how I define happiness and success, and while I haven’t quite pinned that down, I do want to challenge you to spend some time this new year discovering what it is you truly enjoy, what it is you may be missing in life, and what areas need improvement. Study more, get more sleep, get off the couch, eat more fruits and veggies, save your money, travel, end toxic relationships–whatever it is, make a plan to adjust for the better.
Walk into your purpose (now). No matter your age, it’s never too early to think about your purpose. Truth is, this may change, and that’s okay, but you owe it to yourself to make smart moves toward cultivating your talents, your passions, and your future–start right now! Look, you can either wait for life to happen to you or use your time wisely–I hope you choose the latter.
These tips and others found on previous Kermit Says posts are just the beginning. Starting in 2015, Kermit Says will be undergoing seriously amazing changes, adding new features, and more! Thanks for such an incredible 2014, friends, and I hope you’ll continue this wild and crazy ride. Trust me, you won’t want to miss out!
Have a safe, prosperous, and joyous new year!