There comes a time in all of our lives where we have to take necessary steps. That sometimes means, leaving things, people, and/or places behind. Sometimes, you’re not leaving them behind forever, or permanently, but you do have to detach yourself from or learn how to live without those things. A lot of times a person may be afraid of doing so for multiple reasons. You could be afraid to fail, or to be alone, but I want you to know that I am no stranger to failure, or being or feeling alone, the only difference is I understand now that sometimes you have to fail and be alone. Without failure, how would one really know when or how to appreciate success? If you don’t know what it feels like to be alone, when will you learn the valuable life lesson of independence? Of course, most of us have people or at least someone to be there for us, or catch us if we fall, but that could be the problem. Remove all crutches…therefore if you fall, you will do anything and everything you have to ON YOUR OWN to get back up again and be stronger than ever. A few dear people to me are currently dealing with extreme life changes, and are either uncertain about which route to go, or doubting themselves on which moves to make next. I’m here tonight to tell you guys that as long as YOU believe in YOU, that’s all that matters, regardless of supporters, doubters, or even the way some things may appear. Another thing I want you all to know is that sometimes, you have to put yourself first. I know it sounds weird coming from me (for those of you who know how giving I am first hand), but if you don’t put yourself first SOMETIMES, you’ll eventually allow your happiness to fade or dwindle away. How fair is that? Not at all right? I know. This was me for a while, actually it’s something I’m still battling. I have such a giving, and overall nurturing soul, that I find myself more time than not, thinking of others and how they may react or feel as opposed to what I myself will feel better with. It hasn’t been the best thing for me.. and I’m learning now that you can cause mental and emotional deformities to yourself, just by trying to put others before yourself. Now, keep in mind, there is nothing wrong with being that way, it’s just when you’re that way ALL THE TIME that it becomes foolish. Point being, do whatever it is that you have to do for you…no one else will do it for you. Don’t be afraid to do what you feel would make you happy or would ultimately be the better decision for yourself. You only get one life to live…make the most of it. Let go of all fears, look your fears in the eye, show them who’s boss! Don’t be afraid to fall, that’s where your greatest brainstorming and planning usually takes place. Once you dust yourself off, try it again, and next time make it more of an effort and give even more of a fight. You can do ANY and EVERY thing you want to do….. HEAD UP BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!!