The Year of Yes

I’m just over halfway through an adventure. So that means I can tell you about it.

This year is the year of yes.

If you invite me, I say yes. I am trying new things. I am going new places. I am accepting there is a reason people approach me with ideas, offers, suggestions. I’m taking them.

Because of willing myself not to over think or immediately refuse anything, I’m having a great year.

I encourage you to try to change your perspective.

Never been to yoga and that one friend keeps inviting you? GO.

That email you saved with a tempting opportunity you’re nervous about? DO IT.

I was a worrier. Now I’m an engaged, happy friend that gets to continually reap the benefits of having a positive outlook. I’ve been to concerts, events, parties, and gyms and recreational activities – even a farm tour, things I would never have tried before. I feel more well rounded, less stressed. I have written more. I’ve gotten to work with some super cool people.

My friendships hold more value. I don’t deny things I like. I’ve read terrible books. I’ve eaten gross food. But at least now I’m educated as to why I like what I like.

It’s yes to breathing. Being calm. Considering pros and cons. Applying for jobs I’m not qualified for. Telling my family how much they mean to me. Painting. Traveling.

I look forward to the next four months as more time to grow and explore. And say yes.

On a hike by Old Faithful