Inspired by a dear friend.
I am no longer allowed to be ashamed of who I am, how I choose to live or may have lived in the past. I will express my wants, needs and opinions freely without fear of reproach or judgement.
I will not spend time with people who do not enrich the quality of my life, in whatever way that may be.
I will embrace the professional choices I have made but not allow them to take over from what it is I really want. I will work hard at my art and never give up on making a living from doing it.
I will celebrate my achievements, and feel genuine pride in them.
I will make my art the priority that it deserves to be.
I will stop letting my mind and my emotions get in the way of me achieving my true potential.
I will create for the right reasons. I will ask questions from a place of love, not of fear.
I will learn to stop being so frightened of criticism, and develop the maturity to stop taking things so personally. I will stop looking for universal approval and acceptance. Instead, I will develop the confidence to know that I am ok and it is ok for me to do what I want to do and say it the way I wish to say it, even if others disagree.
I will find a way, rather than find an excuse.
I will support and give back. I will try to help and inspire others to follow their dreams.
I will accept the consequences of whatever decisions I make.
I will have a stronger and more secure outlook on the world and the people I come into contact with. I will allow my mind to open and my perspective to broaden. I will also allow myself to feel every emotion for itself, and not disguise it or suppress it.
I will use my strength for good, and in doing so, I will grow stronger.
I will never stop believing.
Let the right one in
Let the old dreams die
Let the wrong ones go
They do not, they do not
They do not see what you want them to
–From “Let the Right One Slip In” by Morrissey