Do one thing that scares you every day!

keep calm and 2014 will be awesome

Every new beginning is a time of wishful thinking, of daring resolutions and ambitious promises! There are so many motivational, aspirational and inspirational texts, quotes, letters, articles, blog posts, etc…that January could easily compete against December’s spontaneous interest in charities, goodwill and kinder spirit.

I seriously doubt Eleanor Roosevelt had January resolution lists…she must have had every-day-break-a-fear-and-succeed lists. All year round. I used to fall for the same habit, believing in the power of the debutante year…Three years in a row, improving my Portuguese skills stood daringly among my top five annual resolutions. Going to the gym and staying fit was never an issue, organizing my wardrobe and rekindling the romance with each and every of my 67 pairs of shoes (not counting boots, sneakers, trainers and flip-flops) will remain on every years’ wish list, learning new things and discovering intriguing subjects, working in different and remote corners of my profession, leaping out of my comfort area in all aspects of my life, taking exams, going to classes and studying …again…are never ending endeavors that insist in being part of the stubborn annual line up.

2013 ended in honors…new business, new projects started and delivered, new classes, new friends…my first private practice, my first blog post, my first steps in the fashion industry. 2014 started in the same spirit…with my first professional photo shoot…so, this year, instead of writing down what I want to do and chalk up the Portuguese lessons for 2015, I will just aim to go farther, faster and more focused on the scale of each benchmark… and on each destination. Instead of writing down my yearly resolutions, I will write down my daily goals and my lifetime dreams…I think that could take each and every on of us closer to who we want to be when we grow up…