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Don’t Make Excuses. Make Your Dreams Come True.

While I have never been a daily blogger — certainly not a three-times-a-day blogger — back in the day, I certainly had a more regular posting routine than I do now, when I’m finding myself going not just days but weeks in between new content. (Editorial calendar WHAAAAAAT?)

Am I busy? Of course. Do I have other things on my to-do list? No doubt. But when I started to embrace the power of no a few years ago, I also gave myself the space and the grace to blog when I wanted to, and only when I wanted to.

I’m not making excuses. That’s kind of the point. I have reasons to not be here as often, but I’m not apologizing. I sometimes choose yoga over blogging. I often choose time with my family over sitting at the computer. And I always, ALWAYS step back and take a break if it’s just not fun.

The blog serves me, not the other way around. And I think there’s a life lesson in there, if you’ll indulge me for a moment.

Stop Making Excuses.

If you’re not doing the things you want to do — going after your dream job, traveling, making new friends (or dropping those who no longer bring you joy), dancing, singing, running, losing weight, patching up broken relationships, ask yourself:

WHY NOT?

Life is too darn short. Make your list of reasons why you’re holding back and then ask yourself: are they really reasons, or are they excuses? Are they things you can fix or things you need to just get over?

This is your time. This is your choice. Be big. Be bold. Be awesome.

Don’t make Excuses. Make your dreams come true.

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