The United States is celebrating independence this weekend. Liberation from the rule of another country. Rejecting the notions that others had for how the county should live, move forward.
Have you liberated yourself? Have you granted yourself independence from the notions imposed by others as to how your life should be?
The joy of living solo means you have the luxury of doing/being what/who ever YOU want to be!
Living the SaSS-Y! life allows you to go about your life in a way that feels good to YOU!
Want to sing off-key at the top of your lungs? – Do it! Mis-matched socks? Last year’s lipstick shades? The music you listened to in high school? Whatever makes you feel good is what you should do for YOU!
Liberate yourself! Give yourself permission to live the life you envision! That is SPECTACULAR!
SaSS-Y! is a state of mind. One would think it would be a short time before arriving there. But for many it is not. That is because we have to ‘un – do’ before we can make the ‘new’.
I have been watching re-runs of the HGTV show Home Town. Ben and Erin Napier work together to transform older structures into something spectacular. They focus on bringing out the best in what may have been neglected or overlooked. They use reclaimed materials when possible. But they always focus on what will enhance the vision that has been established.
Much like the journey to Spectacular! We are working to bring out the best in what may have been overlooked or neglected. We want to reclaim the bright, the shiny, the sparkling about ourselves.
We want to establish a vision, dress it up and put our Spectacular selves out there for the world.
We have reflected, connected, committed, and transformed. All on the way to Spectacular. Reached out to old friends. Rekindled faded relationships. Examined ourselves. Determined what kind of SaSS-Y! we want to be.
But what about the Spectacular that we used to be? What have we put away, forgotten of our Spectacular past?
I recently shifted through boxes of ‘stuff’. Some of it old, some of it ancient. But it was all my ‘stuff’.
Stuff I had forgotten. Accomplishments. Accolades from customers, clients, and colleagues. Talking points from speeches I had delivered. Souvenir programs – with my name as participant or honoree. Workbooks from workshops I conducted. Proposals that were prepared at client request.
So many sparking moments in my past that I had allowed to become dim. I put them away in dark, dusty boxes. Forgot they ever occurred. Lost them in the sea of time.
Well. They have been liberated. Revived. Brought back to life. And they have given me new life. As I thought back on those events, those interactions – I felt myself back in the moments they occurred. I felt surges of Spectacular that increased with the opening of each folder, envelope, and program book. I saw myself anew in the old photos and bio posts.
What about you? What of your Spectacular self needs to be re-introduced? Which moments of light do you need to uncover? With whom will you Re-Connect when you look back on your past? Who will emerge when you open those dusty boxes and allow the Spectacular YOU to shine through?