Although it’s only been a few months, I can’t begin to tell you how much pursing my passions and using this platform of Get Caryed Away has changed my life. I see the changes that have happened in my willingness to be open, the opportunities that have been brought to me, and the doors that are now opened. And to think, all of this, almost didn’t happen.
Coulda, shoulda, woulda. The 3 best-friends who need to be kicked to the curb. They are doing nothing for you, than helping you to live a life full of regret. Those are the ones that keep you in the corner against the ropes, as you are peeking through and watching everyone else live their best life. The fact that they are in your life at all, is problem enough. It’s about time they received an eviction notice from your life.
My best-friend was absolutely one of the driving forces behind me moving forward with this venture. I can’t tell you how many times we would be in conversation and she would just blurt out, “Cary, you need to write about this. You need to write a book.” Now if that isn’t support, I don’t know what is. Those are the kinds of people we all wish we had in our lives.
I would toy with the idea for a couple hours, even a day or so, then I would tuck it back into my pocket, for the fear of being seen. I didn’t want to be judged, I wasn’t sure who would like it, I wasn’t willing to reveal who I wanted to be. I didn’t want the criticism.
But, criticism from who? Most times your coulda, shoulda, woulda friends don’t want you to be seen, because they afraid their true intentions will be seen as well. If you’re seen, if you step out, you will invalidate their meaning in your life. How can you be rising up, when they are meant to bring you down? Well they’ve held you down long enough and it’s time for you to shake free of the chains they have on you. Don’t be a diamond in the rough, get out of the rough, dust yourself off and shine.
You aren't a singer, if no one has ever heard you sing. You're not a writer, if no one has ever read your work. What will it cost you to be seen? What will it cost you to live and not just dream? I may be the worst person at doing what I’m doing, but I’M DOING IT! Start out by doing, then get good. I look back at the first video posted, and cringe, but it’s where I have grown from. Who knows how my videos next year will be produced, but it all had to start with the first.
Be who you were meant to be. I’ve been listening to the song, This Is Me, from the movie The Greatest Showman, all week, and it has been so inspiring. I sang at the top of my lungs (sorry neighbors, actually no, I’m really not) and even had to go full warrior mode and shout it out, to get myself in the frame of mind to be seen. To know that I am worthy of every good thing that
is coming to me. Then I watched Kathie Lee Gifford give her farewell on the Today Show this morning, and she wrapped it up for me. She quoted Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” She also stated, “trust Him, let Him love you,” and I can add to that with saying, He will never give you more than you can bare. If God has given you a gift, a passion, a purpose, let no one steal that from you. Don’t just tip your toes in the water, leap, cannonball, dive right in, God’s got you, so….Get Caryed Away.