small town. big design.

“Tick tock,” said my life.

Leslie Handshoe Suter

Isn’t it freaking amazing how the moments of your life become shanghaied?  I’m 43 years old. the older I get, the more I realize just how little time we are all allotted. We have spectacular intentions to accomplish great things, then we blink and a whole year has past us by.  All of this daily “stuff” takes over. People demand your attention. You have to “be there” and “do that.” Right now.

Don’t know about you, but I’m sick of it.

A few months ago, Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, NJ and candidate for Senate in 2014 posted this on his Facebook page:

You were not born to be average, normal or typical.

You were not born a carbon copy.

You were born unique, born to excel, born to manifest the glory of the universe in your authentic spirit.

You are not weak.

You are stronger than you imagine, wiser than you know, and have vast powers that you have yet to actualize.

Stop playing small.

Be YOU. Tell your truth – now, today, this very moment.

Manifest your true self – not a poor reflection of your circumstance.

Don’t walk through this world unconscious of your greatness, sleep walking, surrendering your light to the bland grey around you.

You were born to be brilliant,

to be light,

to be fire.

Infuse your glory into this moment, into your choices, into your deeds, into the habits you create.

Consciously choose:

Choose your body through conscious consumption.

Choose your attitude, through conscious thought.

Choose your destiny by being present right now – for remember mindful moments multiplied, totally transform tomorrow’s.

Today choose integrity, choose discipline, choose joy, choose joy, choose joy.

Rejoice in your blessings AND, most importantly, know that EVERYTHING is a blessing.

And your blessings are rich soil.

So choose to grow into the boldest, proudest, most glorious version of YOU.

You were born for this.

– Cory Booker

I printed it out and hung it above my desk. I read it every time I start to feel as if I’m starting to float instead of fly.

“You were born to be brilliant,
to be light,
to be fire.”

Damn right, Cory.

So I’m sure there will be even more people mad at me than there were before for not being there when they want me / need me (and there have been plenty, believe me), but damn it… it’s TIME. If I don’t do it now, I’ll never do it.

So watch out. And watch here.

I’m moving forward.

I have things to do.

And they are most definitely NOT small.

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