(This blog was originally published on JUNE 11, 2015 at LianPrice.com.)
Head’s up, my message is pretty raw today.
I hope you can handle it.
I don’t think we are falling in love enough. And I am not referring to traditional romance.
Let me back up.
June 13th, 2011. That was the day I fell in love with possibility. I fell in love with “what if.” I fell in love with my purpose. I went to work for it, and I haven’t stopped since.
Have you heard the term ‘Labor of Love’? Well, to me there is no greater way to love than to literally give it all you’ve got. To work your hardest, to get past the excuses and stretch yourself beyond what you thought was possible in the past. Coincidentally, you will never be able to give all you’ve got unless you are already head over heels in the first place.
Back to June 13th – this was the day I registered my first LLC. As you already know, I’m crazy for what I do. I LOVE helping people. There is nothing better! However, this is not the only thing I’m in love with.
I fall in love with my friends, over and over, every day. They ground me, they build me up, and they inspire me. I am in awe of them at times. I am so lucky to be surrounded with such strong, radiant people.
I fell in love with San Diego. While going through my divorce, many people advised me to move back to NJ. I won’t make it my own here, they told me. I don’t have enough connections, and I’ll have no stability, they said.
I say no. I’ve dug my heels in. I know in my heart that I am meant to be here, and I have never felt more at home.
I fell in love with my body. Yes. You read that right. If you think this is cocky or weird, that’s okay. Remember: It’s my body, and you’re not the one who’s going to take care of it.
And guess what? As soon as I fell in love with my body, it started to change.
After I decided to stop proverbially ripping myself apart in the mirror, I shed 12 lbs. I grew the curves and the muscle where I wanted them. My skin glows now. My hair shines.
I’ll stop with the Herbal Essence commercial, but seriously, can we quit hating on our bodies already? Why do it? Why waste your precious energy? The return on positive energy expenditure is exponentially higher! Love the body you are fortunate enough to have today, and live for the healthy body, mind and soul you will treasure tomorrow.
I don’t know, maybe I’m getting soft. Maybe I have been living away from the East Coast too long
But I know this: your softest, most vulnerable moment is also your strongest. When you decide to open up, to “expose” your true feelings, to finally start being true to your heart, and to inevitably fall in love with something or someone you believe in, I believe this is intrinsically your strongest moment.
So let’s together have more strong moments.
I believe it is in our natural design to fall in love with who we are meant to be and what we are meant to chase after in this life.
So let’s fall in love.
Then fall deeper.
Fall in love with the process. Every day. Over and over.
Fall in love with your craft, and the relentless, pragmatic grind that comes with it.
Fall in love with the bigger picture. And also get wrapped up in the beautiful little details.
Fall in love with this life. You only get one.
Make sure to protect your love. Protect it with all the strength you have.
Draw a line in the sand and don’t let anything past.
That’s all for today friend, have a wonderful weekend, ttys