Well, I’ve made it to the final chapter. I’ve graduated my first course in Badassery. It’s the kind of graduation that means that it’s now time to get to work for real. It also means, that I can’t rest on my laurels of completing this journey.
I am proud of myself for not throwing in the towel when it got uncomfortable and I had to face some pretty ugly truths about myself. I am proud of myself that I finished something. In the beginning, I just wanted to make it through the book and write about my journey. It was just an exercise in sticking to something and seeing it through. Something that was meant to build a good habit of writing something everyday. It wasn’t a perfect record, I skipped some days and sometimes brooded over what to write or even how to just get past my own fears and recognize when I needed a good swift kick.
I still have one final task to do. I need to write my manifesto. No, not the creepy death and destruction kind of manifesto. A statement of what I want my life to be: my goals and vision of my ideal life. I’ve been figuring that out along this journey, and I think I have a pretty good idea rolling around inside my head. Now, I need to put it in writing, a manifesting contract with the universe. I will print it and read it everyday and work toward manifesting it into being. Working everyday and making my toward that life I dream of. And most importantly I need to cement it in my faith that it will come to pass; that it is in the process of coming even as I write these words.
Every chapter of this book ended with the final and most important to-do: Love Yourself. I am still learning and I hope that I continue learning all the days of my life.
If you’ve read any part of this journal and followed me thus far, I hope you’re in love with yourself already, but if you need help, like I certainly do, I highly recommend this book.