I’m a Badass After Reading Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

It’s October 12, 2019. 1:56pm

I’ve just finished reading Shonda Rhimes’ book Year of Yes which I bought yesterday and spent all morning in bed glued to. Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person is all that it sounds like and more. It felt a lot like a soul-filling, funny, candid conversation with a friend. The type of conversation that awakens the badass within you- the inherent quality in each of us and reminds you that you have all it takes then some more. It is a delightful story from cover-to-cover!

If you haven’t and would like to read it, please let me know and I’ll be happy to share mine at a small fee of course. Okay, no fee. I’ll share it for free.

I am full. Not the- bag of Cheetos I have been snaking on throughout the book- kind of full but I am full of thoughts about thoughts of my own year of yes. A year of dancing it out, standing in the sun and being authentically myself. For this year, I have been braver than I recall being in a long time- brave enough to do some of the things I’ve only dreamt. For me, it was a moment of realising that I’m very responsible for creating the life I desire. While it’s not ultimately up to me it largely is. That scared me and in those very fearful moments, I thrust.  As I sit on my bed and say this, I have those anxious ants in my stomach because I am about to say yes to another adventure. 

The truth is, many things can go and will not go according to plan and that does make anxious but my life depends on. If I’m going to do it, I have to do it; intentionally. If we aren’t intentional everything will seem just happen and before we know it, we’re going with the flow! Yes of Year made me think about some more things in my life to be intentional about; like saying yes to being happy and creating happiness, being brave, courageous and vulnerable. Some other things like saying yes to self-love, kindness, forgiveness and healing because I need them. 

For everyone, our year of yes will look different. A year of being committed to saying yes to everything that scares the shit out of us. Whatever yous is, say yes! Say it loudly and proudly. Your life is yours, beautifully so.

What would your year of yes be like? Say yes to sharing it below!

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