First and foremost, this post is about you because there is no one more important than yourself. For one, you are alive and that is a privilege in itself. In the midst of being alive, empowerment is crucial. So put aside any baggage that you may carry with you because there is no point in carrying around something heavy. Life is so much lighter and enjoyable without all that weight. Yeah, there maybe onlookers who are constantly judging every move you make but quite frankly, who cares? Sit back, relax, and let them watch because there is nothing more flattering. This is your story, and you are in complete control of how it pans out. You are allowed and entitled to be selfish because nothing matters more then your own happiness and successes. There is no point in dwelling on the past because what’s happening is right now. Yes, this very moment! Be wise, be smart, be aware, but most importantly be yourself. Life is going to throw challenges your way but don’t dodge them, maneuver through them with ease and finesse. The ride can be smooth or bumpy at times, but remember who is behind the steering wheel, you. You are special, you are beautiful, and you are of substance, so don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Feeling empowered yet? I hope so.