If you’re a fan of The Adored Life on Facebook, you probably have already seen this shirt. The shirt was created in celebration of Tulip’s, in Kansas City, Facebook page hitting 1,000 likes. I remember that Robin talked about wanting something that was really special. We had played around with a few cute sayings but then I hadn’t heard about it. Then the shirt was sent to me. I opened it and wondered if maybe Robin, the store owner, knew that I needed some pushing.
I talked about really going for it a few weeks ago. One of my favorite things about having a birthday in January is that I’m always in a reflective mood when I turn another year old. I’m able to compare the year and also my age at the same time. This year I’m in a very motivated place in life. The saying, “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great” really has stood out to me as I’ve slowly started becoming the girl who goes for it and turns into “a girl who decided to go for it.”
It’s scary stuff to say what you want. It’s scary to let people see who you really are, what your hopes and dreams are. It’s scary to truly go for something that is only a vision you have, a feeling you can’t ignore despite logic that says otherwise, no actual idea of how to put it together, how long it will take, but you just know it’s what you have to go for. Even if going for it is just being a little big bolder, taking a few more chances, having the nerve to speak to a few strangers, you just have to go for it.
However, in the end, I don’t think that anyone ever looks back and thinks, “I wish I wouldn’t have taken that chance.” I think that they look back and say whether it was good or bad and regardless, choose to learn the good from either situation. You just go for it, believe in yourself, adapt and then learn the good and bad.
P.S. To those of you who voted for me in the Tulip Twist contest, thank you! I won and was completely touched by those of you who took the time out of your day to vote for me. I’ll be showing you what I pick out with the gift card, soon.