Vol. 26 JANUARY 2021

Each month I will be sharing inspiration, wisdom, and a bit of humor as we embrace our divine journey together. Be sure to check out my website JamieValvano.com for information about my speaking engagements and more.

This time last year I was basking in the afterglow of participating in the TEDx Cary Women's event. Being a speaker at a TED event holds the #2 spot on my vision card. The incredible realization created a precious memory that will be with me forever.

Fast forward some 365 days... and I found myself ringing in the new year donned in a tattered terrycloth bathrobe, watching yet another episode of Law & Order SVU, while eating Twizzlers directly from the package. I am certainly not where I imagined I would be when I took the first step into 2021. However, there are powerful lessons we can only discover in times of unimaginable challenge.

2020 proved that each of us must have a personal vision for our extraordinary lives, or we risk allowing the darkness to extinguish our light. There are 5 life visions on my card that guide and direct my thoughts, words, and deeds. When I read the words I have written, there is a stirring deep within. Whether I am standing on a stage or eating licorice in my bathrobe...I refuse to allow the constantly shifting circumstances to prevent me from realizing my deepest desires. Remember where you came from, realize where you are, and ready yourself for where you are going to be.