Today many people turn their thoughts to New Years resolutions. They plan to lose weight, find love, make more money.

The gym is packed in January with well meaning people, but by February it’s back to life as it always is. That may be your goal but I want to suggest an alternative.

I want to suggest that this year you plan to lose fear and failure. I don’t know about you but it was my companion for a time in 2012. I complained at times but I had to go through the process of letting it go.

In 2013 I am committed to living fearlessly and fabulously. What that looks like to you and me may be different.

When I was a teen and young adult I was not afraid to take calculated risks. I learned that is how I accomplished many things. It was scary sometimes but mostly fun. I want to get that fearlessness back this year.

I used to feel bad and ashamed about some of the things I did and went through. (*cough* being a single mom) I thought it would always be seen as failure.

But I had a revelation or aha moment recently. I realized that every so-called shameful, bad thing, or failure was a chapter or experience in my amazing life! It has added color and depth, not to mention memories for my golden years. I have lived my life and I have no regrets.

Each experience was a lesson and I’m grateful for each moment of agony, excitement, and risk-taking. It made me who I am today…a perfectly imperfect person.

So I’m looking forward to the adventure that awaits me in 2013.



It will be filled with crazy, sexy, delicious, lovely moments. It will be fearless and fabulous. Educational and risky at the same time. But that’s life. It’s not perfect but I’m not perfect either.

Living life is what we do. Live it.

Make the best choices possible to have great quality of life. But I hope and pray you will just live.

The past is over. You can’t go back and fix it. You can only live each moment with all your strength.

Cherish it.

Guard it from negative people.

Prepare to be amazed!