A Spark for Change: It is in You

sparkforchange rotator4I apologize for not blogging lately. I've been submerged in my work at school, but this column is always on my mind. There is something that is in my heart that I want to convey to all of you.

What you need to become who you want and achieve what you dream of is already in you.

I have learned so much and changed a great deal this past year. I have found my purpose and passion and am daring to go after it. It is exciting, scary, and freeing all at the same time. Throughout this journey though, I have learned a lesson that was paramount for me not to just understand, but it was something I, and all of you, need to internalize. We already have greatness within us. We have within us strength and bravery. We have within us everything we need to be all we dream of. If that is not a powerful lesson, I don't know what is.

Now, I had a person telling me this almost weekly. It was a constant reminder that has slowly trickled to an occasional one because I am finally starting to believe it. I want to be that for all of you who aren't as blessed as I have been. I want you to know that there is a world of greatness in you just waiting to be tapped into. I know the thought of going after something that may seem unattainable is frightening. I know the thought of putting yourself out there and allowing yourself to be seen can cause a great amount of anxiety, but I promise you those feelings are more than worth the feeling you will get of knowing your true worth.

Your path is already set and waiting for you to walk, jog, sprint, tumble, saunter, skip, or strut down. How you travel your path is your choosing (you'll find me skipping), but what matters is that you take the journey. If you need a weekly cheerleader like I had, send me your e-mail, and I will be that for you. Just, please, don't doubt who you are and what you can do. It's already in you.

Go do great things,

EP