And suddenly you know…it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.

Something snapped in me today.

When it did, it sent a very familiar type of pain all throughout my body. I cringed when it happened. “I know what this is.”

I felt it snap. I felt the ricochet of emotions. How could I not? But this snap…this wasn’t a snap that could cause me to crack or break.

It was a snap…and a release.

That tension…gone.

My critic went with it.

And when those things exited, I knew it was time to start something new.

I knew it was time to come back to the magic of new beginnings.

So here’s to that lightning in a bottle that’s always been inside of me. It has always been there waiting for me to open that top up. It’s always there ready when I need it. It’s been a while since I’ve opened that jar up begging that electricity to course its way through my veins. But I’m ready for it again. I’m ready for the last part of this story to be written and the beginning of an adventure that I’ve seen in my mind for years and years.

I let go of a lot of things today.

I let them float off.

I let them have as much space to dance and disappear if they needed to.

And with that, came the space for me this evening to come here knowing that something different is upon me. Something very different.

It has been a long time since I’ve written about taking off from that safe harbor that kept me in my comfort zone. I traveled a lot over the past year and have crossed through some waters that completely blew my mind. But there’s a sense in me right now that I’m preparing for landfall. I’m about to step onto a very different type of stage and there are all sorts of challenges, adventures, victories and defeats coming my way. I’ve made my way across the ocean…

But there’s a jungle to be discovered.

I don’t know where I’m going exactly, but I know exactly the man I am going to be when I get there. I know how I’ve acted, the truths I speak, the integrity of my actions and the honesty that exists in my heart will speak for itself.

Many will misinterpret me. Many will misunderstand me. Many will doubt me or try to bring me down. But no one will outlast the intentions of what is in this heart of mine.

Because I’m going to have this in me no matter what…all the way to the end.

That won’t change.

And till the day I die, I will be loving fearlessly.

Lighting hearts and minds of fire all along the way.

Evan Sanders
The Better Man Project