Three Words to Live by in 2014

PLEASE READ: I decided to give myself a fresh start. Read more about that here.

Authentically Inspire Others

The new year typically brings a number of resolutions that we make — some for others, but also ones that we make for ourselves. Typically I’ve never been one to take this much seriously, but this year was different.

Just before the New Year came my friend Chris Lema took to Twitter to ask his followers what their three word mantra would be entering 2014.

Here’s how I responded to his tweet:

It’s no secret that I’ve embraced authenticity and have taken my blog to a personal level over the past year. What you don’t know is that I’ve done so with the very intent of the three word mantra that I mentioned to Chris.

You see, as much as you might think that my choice to bleed over my blog is a self-serving one, you’d be wrong.

Ever since I recovered from depression years ago, I promised myself that I would do whatever it took to stay true to myself and live an open and transparent life.

I witnessed firsthand what happens to people when they choose the other path, and realized that keeping things in and holding back only leads to destruction.

With that said, I’m very pleased to announce that 2014 will officially be about me trying to authentically inspire others.

My plans are to continue writing about authenticity, living a simple life (i.e. minimalism) and as a Christian, opening up a bit more from the spiritual side.

I do hope you will enjoy your stay in this personal cottage, which I call home.