Photo by Ceily Rae Highberger. ……

Dear Cowgirl,

Today is the day.

Today is the day that you will wake-up and conquer the demons.

Today is the day that you leave the hurts behind.

Today is the day that you stop letting “them” tell you how to live, and you start doing what you know is right.

It can be the day that changes everything.

Even if “all” you do is laundry, take the kids to school and make sure everyone in your family is fed. You have the ability to change your life, even if its just by picking up a new book, ringing an old friend you’ve lost touch with or challenging yourself to a new interest.

I made a few changes this year, and they have been some of the scariest and most exciting things that I’ve ever set my mind to.

They make me nervous down to my core, that cold-sweat-I might pass out feeling that seems to always pay off in the long run….the kind I know is right.

Dear Cowgirl, please remember that no matter how small the change – your life can become exactly what you dream of. Just don’t take no for an answer.