There is always going to be something that scares you, that makes you question wtf you are doing. There are always going to be outside factors that make you wonder. But, you have to take a step back and realize what's in your control - you, your feelings and your actions. 

You can't control how others think, feel or act. You can only take responsibility for yourself. Learn to block out the noise. I get easily distracted by outside influencers. I pick up the emotions of the world and internalize them. I let them control me for a while, sending me into a tailspin. It does me no good, although it does give me an excuse to run to the store, grab some cookies and eat half a box. Aside from that, it doesn't help me. It depresses it. It makes me sad and I don't want to do anything other than sit and wallow.

Guess what? That's me playing the victim! It's the perfect example of me saying all this stuff is happening so I can't possibly do what I need to do. Wrong. That's so wrong. Every day, every minute, every second, I can make a choice. I can choose to let that negative energy rule me or I can choose to do what I need to do to be successful. I can recognize that I can't control anything other than what I do. I can allow myself to do what makes me happy and shine a little light in the world, especially when I feel like it's a deep, dark place. 

So, I'm making a choice. I'm putting my dreams first. I'm putting my blinders back on, even if it means being a bit of a hermit, ignoring current events and blocking things on social media. I need to focus. I can't lose sight of my bigger picture goals. Right. Let's do this. Keeping my eyes on the prize.

Thank you Universe,