The do-over. Burn down & resurrect.
I’ve shared this once before— but I’m saying it again to emphasize how crucial I believe it is. 🖤🌱 “There is no statute of limitations on starting over. Re-invent yourself everyday. Be ashes. Burn down. Resurrect. Let go of the idea that you must always be who you have always been.”
START AGAIN. And don’t ever stop if you feel like you’ve failed, and you want to try again. Practice over perfection. Work hard at figuring out who you really are, and what you were made for. There is NO SHAME in do-overs. In fact, a do-over is powerful! When you say something you didn’t mean, when you make a mistake, or when life isn’t going how you feel it should... YOU HAVE THE POWER. You have what it takes within you, to fully own your narrative and ask for a do-over.
And here is my do-over. Another attempt at Beyond Paper Planes. Originally this began as blog (2015), it was the start of chasing down my dream and desire to travel the length, breadth and depth of this world we call home. It was intended to be a place to document my life, and share the nuggets of gold that I inevitably find along the way. This was all happening in my first year at university, a time where the world was still very much my “oyster”.
And now I sit, in 2019 — having completed that degree, and a pick up an extra one for fun (not really but let’s pretend). I’ve been blessed with a few crazy adventures and travelled to some magical places. And always with the best intention to sit down, write, and share what I had seen! However, when it came to hitting the “publish” button... fear kept me silent. The fear of rejection. The fear of what other people would think. The fear of never becoming a “famous travel blogger”. I mean... as if I let a whole bunch of “if” statements stop me from doing something I loved to do.
Turns out, I don’t even want to be a famous travel blogger. [Insert laughter because what do any of us really know at 19??].
And now, 6 years later, I’m okay with not knowing. Instead I’m choosing to be confident enough to chase down a life of inspiration, adventure and creativity! To be rooted in love. To practice living without the fear of “what if”. To pursue wholehearted living! To choose JOY! And to do all of the above in community.
So here we have it, the once again “first” blog post in its newest form. My grace-filled do-over! AND! An announcement to say there is more to come! I’ve got ideas brewing, and I need you to keep me accountable to them! To join me in my attempt at keeping the fear far away! Because when I’m confident in myself — and in fully-alive-mode — this is what excites my spirit. To share, and to love a little wider. To make this online platform a little more thought-provoking. Or maybe to remind us all to ironically “switch off” from it all.
But anyway, I’ll figure out the exact detail as we go, and bring you along the journey with me, because I’m hoping you’ll find some inspiration along the way and know that “there is no statute of limitations on starting over. Re-invent yourself everyday. Be ashes. Burn down. Resurrect. Let go of the idea that you must always be who you have always been.”