For me, the month of May brings a lot of great things. Between the start of really beautiful spring/summer weather and the new year celebration that is my birthday (I'm celebrating on May 11th at Fashionably Late Fridays - be there!), I usually have a great time in May. May means new beginnings, rebirth, and rejuvenation, and I plan to go all the way this month. I feel like this birthday, this new year, is the signal of an epic year to come in the life of Bee, and I want to herald it in the right way. Lucky for me, I found out about Rosetta Thurman's 31 Days To Reset Your Life Challenge, and signed up right away!
Rosetta Thurman is an inspiration. Blogger, web whiz, and leadership consultant - she quit her non-profit career and has built a niche for herself as a successful entrepreneur. I subscribe to her Facebook page, and when I saw her post about the kick-off of the 31 day challenge, I had to learn more.
The 31 Days To Reset Your Life Challenge is a "virtual life coaching program", designed for:
anyone who wants to manifest a change in their life, design a more fulfilling existence, make room for new possibilities or simply gain more clarity about their path to happiness and success. This challenge will especially be of benefit to you if you’ve felt stuck or in a rut during the last year.
Manifest a change, did you say? Stuck or in a rut, did you say? As soon as I read this, I felt like Rosetta had been peeking through my window. I signed up and patiently awaited my 1st of 31 emails - each day, we will be sent emails with exercises or assignments to help us manifest that change, or to get unstuck and out of that rut.
Today's assignment was a 3-parter. Get a notebook. Pick your motto. Choose your theme song.
My notebook? I've got it. Even though I use this blog as a space to write about some personal things, you best believe I have a journal! This one has been with me for at least 2 years, on and off - and it's the best one for me to use for this challenge.
My motto? This one took me a while to come up with, but I finally got it. "Step out on nothing, land on something". I've been struggling a lot with maintaining faith. Glimmers of it come back here and there, but 2012 has been tough so far with keeping positive in spite of transitions or setbacks. I'm also a bit of a control freak. I started reminding myself to "step out on nothing, and land on something" when I was hesitating taking a chance, or when I was doubting myself that things would work out. I'll admit, I'm not fully living in a space of undeniable and uncontested faith, but I'm working on it. I figured I'd use this motto to seal the practice in my mind over the next month, so we'll see how things go...
My theme song? Chile - I had it picked out this morning before I even signed up for the Challenge (sorry, but this one has cussin' - I like to stay authentic):
I have a lot of theme songs - I likely would have chosen "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley because I use that song to soothe my frazzled and stressed nerves on a weekly basis. However, this Watch The Throne track motivates me to jump higher, run faster, and be better. I can't explain it, but this song just gets me hyped and ready to take on the world. I have a lot of dreams and goals, so the "Who Gon' Stop Me?" mentality is one I need to maintain.
My May 1st assignment is done. As you read this, I'll likely be working on my May 2nd exercise. We'll see how I'm doing by the end of the month! I don't think it's too late to join - check details here, and learn more about Rosetta at her sites Happy Black Woman and Rosetta Thurman.
Are you joining in on the Challenge? Have you ever done something like this before? If so, did you stick it out to the end, or did you fall off? I'll be checking in with you all as the next 30 days unfold, so keep me accountable!