February 2016 Editor's Note: Allow Love to Lead...
What better month than February to talk about love? No brainer right? Well this month I want to touch on the topic a tad, and from somewhat of a different angle than all the other Valentine’s Day focused posts that have probably been flooding your inbox since last month. Yes, it’s a cute little day that somebody made up a long time ago, and oh, how I don’t mind a good ol' V-Day date night in with wine, soul food, Netflix and chill (hint: message to boyfriend), but when it comes to the actual topic of “love,” I think it’s a bit deeper than a box of chocolates that will add to your calorie count and a bushel of flowers that will die in a week (wink: sorry again, for any mood killing). Hear me out! Keep scrolling...
I can’t say that I am an expert per se on love, but I do know that it is one of my favorite words. There are so many interpretations of the meaning and just like your preference in shoes, foods or underwear, it’s quite personal. What I do know is that it should begin with you in mind. Whether it is lining up your yearly resolutions, making that crafty little mood board or just writing out your daily to-do list, adding love into the equation will make everything run a little smoother. No, I’m not talking about a romantic kind of love. I am talking about keeping everything you absolutely LOVE first and top of mind. If you are big on family, every move you make should be with your loved ones kept as a priority. If you want to see your income grow, set up lots of casual or sometimes even blind dates to find out how you are going to make that joyous kind of matrimony happen for yourself. If you are chasing a particular career goal that you that you feel is a match made in heaven, make love to the idea of you actually achieving the ideal ending result.
Bottom line. Cuddle on to your dreams tightly and allow those goals you be the ultimate fatal attraction. You’ll be thankful for this journey that only leads to that fairytale happy ending you have been looking forward to.
Allow love to take the lead.
Jacqueline Laurean Yates