Dare to re-invent yourself
even when you don’t know
what that looks like yet.
Dare to dream bigger than
you feel comfortable dreaming.
Dare to love unreasonably,
even if you have been hurt.
Dare to practice radical self love
even when you aren’t sure how.
Dare to practice big compassionate love
for others, even those you don’t know.
Dare to say yes to your own self
even when your life or family or friends
don’t see it that way.
Dare to not let fear get in your way,
and when it does, dare to keep moving forward.
Dare to be the most you that you can be
while daring to accepting yourself as you are.
Dare to discover what beautiful means,
to you and only you.
Dare to call yourself an artist, a poet, a dreamer,
a thinker, a revolutionary…
and then dare to take passionate action.
Dare to take risks that make you feel hopeful
even when you don’t know how it will all work.
Dare be a colorful woman, and dance alone.
Dare to live. Dare to love. Dare to laugh.
Dare to not get it right.
Dare to live in amazing grace.
Shiloh Sophia McCloud