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My Manifesto

I started my manifesto adventure a few weeks ago – nine days of questions that helped me discover more about who I am and what I love. I’m very excited to share this with you. Maybe even more excited that I actually have my own manifesto (wink). Before I share, here’s the definition of manifesto in case some of you were wondering.

Manifesto – a published public declaration of intensions, motives, or views.

Without further ado, my manifesto…

You were created to live freely – like there’s no tomorrow.

You are brave. You are fearless. You are strong. You are free. You are alive.

Dance more. Sing more. Love more. Hug more. Smile more.

Buy yourself flowers. Go on an adventure. Get lost in conversation. Celebrate your accomplishments – big and small. Read. Write. Play. Taste every bite. Always be proud to wear red lipstick.

Help others. Embrace being a woman. Laugh until you cry. Create. Build. Love your insecurities. Maintain focus, determination, an adventurous spirit, your smarts, and good hair.

Let go of expectations.

Accept and be who you are, not who you think you should be. Find your comfort, excitement, happiness, and relaxation in family, road trips, being outdoors, and old photos – not in things that numb or cause more pain.

Feel what you feel. Let your tears be your teacher. Don’t suck it up, let it out. Enjoy the process. Stop waiting for permission. Ask for what you need. Show gratitude always – even for the messy parts of life.

Encourage others. Be vulnerable. Be positive. Go after what you want.

You are brave. You are fearless. You are strong. You are free. You are alive.

Fully invest in each and every moment. Life is waiting… Jump in.

Live Freely Manifesto

You can download this custom print here – Live Freely Manifesto.

Thanks for going on this journey with me!

 

Manifesto Adventure // Day Seven & Eight

Day Eight: Desires

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Uncovering // Crafting My Manifesto:

>>> We uncovered how you desire to FEEL in your life on Day 5. Now, what do those feelings look, sound, taste, touch, and smell like in your life? How do they play out as if you were watching yourself in a movie living your desires?

Ask for and say what I need rather than holding it in, go for a walk or grab coffee with a friend, surround myself with people who make me laugh, take time out of my day just for me, be spontaneous, say something I’ve been meaning to say for a long time, praise myself for my accomplishments – big and small, let go of my anger toward those who’ve hurt me in the past, read, meditate, go on an adventure with no set agenda…

 

Day Nine: Abundance

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“By practicing gratitude, we are shining one of the most powerful lights on truth and debunking the scarcity lies that pop into our head. We are actively choosing joy, choosing love, choosing to live in abundance. There is enough. We are enough. We are loved. We are safe. Freedom is found in the ability to choose.”

Uncovering // Crafting My Manifesto:

>>> When things start to go really good in your life, what is your typical course of action? More importantly, what is your DESIRED course of action?

Smile… a lot, feel warm inside, celebrate with a fancy dinner, laugh… a lot, encourage others, open up to people much easier, think positively…

>>> Fill-in-the-blank: I’m grateful for <insert what you’re grateful for> because <insert how & why it benefits your life and increases your happiness/joy/abundance>.

I’m grateful for the very confusing parts of life because I am learning more about who I am each an every day. And that’s worth the struggle.

 

That’s it, friends. That’s the last set of questions for this process. Now… now I craft my manifesto. In order to ensure I give myself time to really sit down and think this out, I’m giving myself until next week to post what I come up with. I’ve truly learned a lot about myself by answering all of these simple questions. I encourage you to start from the beginning and complete this process for yourself. If not to craft your very own manifesto, to simply learn more about what makes you YOU.

 

Check out Day Seven here!

 

 

Manifesto Adventure // Day Seven

Day Seven: Play

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“A woman in her play state is an unmistakable magnetic force. The more you allow yourself to play, the better it gets.”

– Tonya Leigh, tonyaleigh.com

Uncovering // Crafting My Manifesto:

>>> What were your favorite ways to play as a kid? As a teenager? 

Being outside, pretending anything and everything, slumber parties, having my makeup and hair done for school dances, going away to summer camp, watching movies, playing board games, swimming, dancing, tea parties, pitching a tent in the back yard, swinging, singing really loud…

>>> What times in your life do you feel you’ve been at your very truest you? What types of play occurred before/during/after?

Weekend getaways with my best friends, singing at the top of my lungs in the car or shower, dancing like a mad woman, deep conversations, getting mail from friends, going out for a fancy cocktail on a Monday night, dressing up…

 

You can check out day six here!

Manifesto Adventure // Day Six

Day Six: Adventure

So life happened again and set my manifesto adventure back a wee bit. But I intend to finish this process, so let’s pick up where we left off – shall we?

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“Living to avoid fear is more dangerous to your true self than a life full of adventure and obvious risks. You may protect someone else’s desires for you or someone else’s beliefs and opinions – but you will destroy YOU.”

Uncovering // Crafting My Manifesto:

>>> What is something you desire, but haven’t yet had the courage to truly embrace it and do it?

Apply for that job I’m “not quite qualified for,” move to another state and start over, start crafting business plans and create my own dream job, visit all 50 states, let go of my own insecurities and be exactly who I am…

>>> What is that one adventure – i.e. that uncharted territory that feels like risk and require courage, bravery, and whole-heartedness – that you know will bring you alive?

Contact employers I want to work for and introduce myself, take a job in another state, draft a business plan and have someone give me their feedback, travel, be exactly who I am…

Check our day five of my manifesto adventure here!

Manifesto Adventure // Day Five

Day Five: Own It

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Uncovering // Crafting My Manifesto:

>>> How do you want to FEEL in your day-to-day life? 

Stress-free, relaxed, happy, beautiful, fully alive, brave, successful, strong, smart, accomplished, wild, goofy, adventurous…

>>> What do you LOVE most about yourself?

My focus, my determination, my hair, my smile (thanks braces), my adventurous spirit, my love of people…

>>> What do you need in order to FEEL this way (#1) & celebrate what you love about yourself (#2)?

#1: Stop waiting for permission, take more time for myself, let go of expectations set by others and myself, accept where I am in life, surround myself with positive people…

#2:  Smile more, get more involved in the community, take more time to get ready, go on more adventures, dance more, sing more, laugh more…

 

See day four of my manifesto adventure here!