1. do everything with Passion
do my best in whatever situation i'm presented with. 
stay tremendously interested in things. 
above all point back to my creator in all that i do because He's the source of all things good. 

2. be in a state of constant Exploration. 
seek adventure not just in traveling. 
challenge myself. 
always be willing to learn new things. 
observe the world around me. 

3. Love.
fall in love with people. their stories. their uniqueness and individuality. love them where they're at, wherever that might be.
fall in love with work. with what I get to do for work. with the process of things. 
be in love with my life. 
above all: remember what love is

4. Enjoy the art of the every day
the simple. the routine. the ordinary. because there's beauty in all of it. 
live in a state of thankfulness. have it be a part of my lifestyle, not just a list. 
collect moments not things.

5. Create. 
whether that's knitting a sweater, taking a photo, building a new relationship, or learning how to make really amazing guacamole. 
make more. 
and in the making, don't be afraid of failure. 
remember that no great thing is created suddenly. 

6. Dream fearlessly. 
do not let the world's standards or definitions of what's possible define who I am, what I want to be or where I want to go.
have vision and drive for doing and being better. 

never settle. aim high. go confidently. 

7. Inspire. 
help others discover their dreams and passions by simply pursuing my own. 
pursue excellence. 
encourage and motivate others to be the best that they can be. 

8. Be Leney.
authentic. confident. unique. genuine.
whether that's the donut obsessed Leney, the avid picture taking Leney, the never not knitting Leney, the Leney who likes to dance to cheesy pop music or the Leney who likes getting on buses alone to find a new adventure at the other end. 

remember that comparison is the thief of joy and to not let my vision of who i want to be obscure my view of who i actually am.