Are You Marching with Me?
Guest Post by Cari Kamm
“And it is a choice. A choice to buy into fear or to chart your own path and create value. The hard work is being brave enough to make a difference. To not always wait for instructions, but figuring out what to do next.” - Seth Godin
(Literary Row in Central Park, New York City)
Today is the only day of the year that commands us to do something. March 4th = March Forth. March 4th will always remind me to live and to take action.
I had no idea about March 4th being a day of command and to March forth. It’s a healthy reality check to make sure we continue to grow and become our best through time. To not only change our own lives, but others as well. As a writer who creates new chapters for my books, it’s a nice reminder to reread and write new chapters of my own life and Adios to those past ones.
To me, the tiniest events are just as important as those huge once in a lifetime chances. I am me. I am shaped by the combination of all my moments. These moments bring self-awareness and create these necessary life ingredients such as intuition, self-worth, love, forgiveness, trust and to make responsible choices.
If I had to describe the life I strive to live in one sentence, it would be... A creative, educational, inspirational, humble and truthful journey. I make a conscious effort to live my life fear proof. I make my decisions, choices and set my own standards, not that little voice of Mr. Fear that attempts to steer me to stay within my comfort zone. I can only love, laugh, work my butt off, fight for what I believe in, inspire and care for others, and sometimes cry in the process. . . hysterically! I will fail miserably at something before I ever quit anything. It’s the trade off for living outside of the comfort zone.
I believe we all live in some range of fear, just some more than others. The fear of failure, rejection, not being loved, or creating and living our dreams. We fear life sometimes so much that we protect ourselves to the point that we are not living, but slowly suffocating the passion inside ourselves that creates the very life we have imagined.
I’ve learned over the years that I have the power to truly create the life that I desire. To dream huge. To fail. To risk. To try. That the key to living the life I’ve always imagined is quite simple. Always choose happiness. To do what makes me happy. That my perspective is the most powerful tool and it will allow me to survive anything. Every morning when I sit at my desk, I take a moment, make that choice, and then let me fingers hit the keys.
So here is to marching forth! To making our actions match our dreams!
Cari Kamm has worked in the beauty industry for over a decade, building brands, working behind the scenes, and even selling her own skin care line. She has a master’s in clinical nutrition from New York University. Kamm currently works in corporate social media management with clients in the beauty, fashion, and restaurant industries. Living in New York City with her mutt Schmutz, Kamm loves finding inspiration in the most unexpected places, being a novelist, and convincing her fiancé that ordering takeout and making dinner reservations are equal to cooking.
Book Blurb:Chloe Kassidy has just been accepted into one of Manhattan’s most exclusive art exhibits, Love Through Light. However, with her singular dedication to her career, she soon realizes that in sacrificing her personal life, she has never been in love. A hopeless romantic who is terrified of heartbreak, Chloe begins to enlist the help of her circle of friends to learn about love through their very different stories and experiences.
In Chloe’s emotional rollercoaster to having the greatest love story ever told, she’ll learn that like her photography she must use the negatives in life to develop and prove that she’s a strong woman who found her way to love through light.
A humorous love story with an edgy and dramatic twist, For Internal Use Only is a vastly entertaining novel that gives each of us a new fairy tale to look forward too: our own.
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