Living Loud

If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I will answer you: “I am here to live out loud” ~Emile Zola

Good morning! This quote has always resonated with me. I actually found it on an inspirational wall calendar my mother had given me about five years ago. I placed a photo of me doing a running-leap and breaking a board in karate and mounted it over the photo on the calendar. I then framed it and look at it often as an inspiration of what I can do when I set my mind to it.

Karate had always interested me. When I was little, I remember envying other kids who were enrolled at a young age and earned their various belts. I liked the idea of being able to protect myself. When my daughter was five, I took her to a local karate studio, wanting her to have the experience that I hadn’t. While there, the Master of the studio talked me in to giving it a whirl. I fell in love with the discipline.

Your turn:
What hidden dreams or goals or childhood ambitions do you have? Why not pursue them? Why not live out loud? Pick up a paint brush, join a karate, or jazz dancing class. It is never too late to pursue a childhood dream, unless we allow it to be.

Your affirmation:
I pursue my ambitions, treating them with as much importance as I do those of my family members.


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