A few days ago I was browsing through random documents I have saved on my computer, and I found a document titled, “I want to…”
I opened it and there was just one sentence written...
“I want to create an event or program where women can get in touch with themselves, realize the baggage they’re holding on to (trauma & cultural messaging), and find freedom from it.”
The document was written three years ago.
Today I am working on my second event in a month that serves this purpose.
Each week I create content for my coaching clients to help them bust through their baggage and rediscover their true nature. I help women feel empowered and free.
I’m actually doing it.
I don’t know what my intention was when I wrote that sentence – I imagine that I just had a moment of clarity about what I wanted to do with my life, and I felt compelled to write it down. I couldn’t have imagined that three years later I’d open it and realize that I was making my dreams come true.
The point I want to make isn’t just that we can make our dreams come true – it’s to stress the importance of writing things down.
Writing things down helps us dig for clarity and understanding of our own heart’s desires.
Writing things down helps us declare to ourselves and to the Universe what it is that we seek from life.
Writing things down creates a starting point that we may refer back to years later and realize how far we’ve come.
To be fully honest, sometimes I don’t feel like I’ve come that far. The weight of motherhood and daily life feels so heavy I often don’t feel like I’ve taken many steps forward.
Until I read that sentence.
And I realized, I’m friggin doing it – even under the weight, even though there’s struggle and uncertainty, even though there are set backs – I am making progress.
I would have never realized that without reading what I’d written.
So whatever it is that’s on your heart – whatever goal or intention you have for your life. WRITE IT DOWN.
What do you want from life?
Or here’s an even better question – why do you want it?
What will it mean for you, your life, or your family if those things happen?
WRITE IT DOWN.
Seriously – give yourself the next 5 minutes to free write – without judgement or editing – just write whatever comes up for you in response to those questions.
Open the notes app in your phone or a blank document on your computer and just write it down…and then save it.
One day you’ll stumble back upon what you've written and realize, OMG I’m friggin doing it…
Wishing you a wonderful week.
With love and gratitude,
PS - If this concept is intriguing for you, I highly recommend this book:
Write it Down, Make it Happen, by Henriette Anne Klauser.
A client sent it to me a few years ago, and it makes a fabulous case for the power of writing things down. Enjoy!