Today is not just another “today” but the first of the clean pages of a whole year waiting for what we will write into our lives and what greatness we’ll pull from within.

Here’s the thing. No matter how you enter this year, whether you’re running into a bright season, whether you’re limping across the finish line or crawling your way out of a tough calendar, you are enough.

If you weren’t to add one title to your name or accolade to your resume, you’re enough.

What YOU choose to do with your one wild and precious life is the cherry on top of who you already are.

So what is it you’re saying over yourself and this coming year? What words are you writing into those blank pages before you?

What big dreams do you have that will be plastered on the vision board of your walls? Maybe even dreams long forgotten, but beginning to seep into your memories, stirring a passion even as you read these words on the screen?

What grace will you show yourself in this next season?

I love watching my kids grow, those first steps where we hold our breath in anticipation of how far they’ll go, in celebratory cheer over the smallest of strides.

Like anything new; they didn’t start in a run. First steps aren’t sprints. And just like a new year, a new season of life, though we may feel like it or want to keep up pace with those already seasoned, our first steps aren’t usually the biggest ones we take.

Many times those early steps look more like a tip-toe as we do it afraid. Too often first-times mean a fall or a tumble, and hopefully it also means we step out again, usually to the cheers on the sideline. 

This year, there will be steps to celebrate and moments of fear, moments of tumbling, moments of learning by failure. But in each, I want to be present, I want to rise, bruised, stronger. For you, for me, we will celebrate each stride. I want to allow myself to be me, to reside in grace, and to be happy in where I am and who I am. 

And I want that for you too. 

Be brilliant. Be you. You are enough.