I often find myself in bed scrolling through Instagram, feeling jealous of what seems to be everyone else living my dream life. Ultimately, that’s where a lot of my dissatisfaction in life stems from. It seems as if life is happening so fast. Everything is occurring all at once, but yet I am on the sidelines simply waiting for the day my dreams come true. Waiting for the day I become that dream version of me.

The other day I was sitting in my room doodling and out of no where it finally hit me. – I’m in control of the life I live. I have the power to create any life I could imagine. The only person that can make me that “dream me” is me. The only person that can make my dreams come true is me and the only right time to begin is now.

And so now I finally give myself permission to be.

Permission to be the genuine version of myself. Permission to be the person I want to be.

You see, that dream version of yourself isn’t all make believe. That girl that is successful, confident, ambitious? That girl that practices yoga every day, travels freely, and creates art from the soul? Whoever you imagine yourself to be, is real. That person you want to be already exists inside of you.


Imagine what you could accomplish if you had no insecurities. No doubts. No pressure from society. Isn’t it abundant? Imagine the life you could life when you start living for yourself and from the heart. Doesn’t that sound like the life you want to live? Break away from the chains of these limiting beliefs. Declare that you will no longer feed into unsubstantiated anxieties, and jump head first into the beauty life holds.

Give yourself permission…

Giving yourself the permission to be means accepting the universe as it is. You are no longer resisting, and instead are opening up to the infinite possibilities life holds. The only difference between you and that person living your dream life is that they made it happen. The only way through fear and anxiety is through. You have to decide to no longer settle for mediocrity. You can’t just sit around waiting for an extraordinary life, you must make it happen.

I hope you declare today that you will from here on out give yourself permission to be. Be the person you’ve always wanted to be. The girl you would be proud of. I promise you she’s already in there. Lets introduce her to the world.

December 1, 2018