For the past couple years, I declared an intention instead of a resolution. The year 2012 was self-declared my “year of authenticity.” I wanted to make choices based on what was best for me. I would spend my time for me. I would honor my truth.
As I reflect back on to 2012, I can confidently say, that overall, 2012 kicked my ass.
I was challenged in ways I would have never imagined. I experienced life changes I had not expected.
In the end though, 2012 was full of greatness and my intention was honored. I learned more than I anticipated about what it means to be authentic, honor my truth, and understand and act on what's best for me. It took almost a year but I realized that's okay too. Sometimes things don't unravel as we expect. Some lessons take longer to learn and sometimes it's that process that's needed to point us to our lessons.
As I prepare for a new year, I have set a new intention.
The year 2013 will be my year of experience!
I will be mindful of every experience and truly live in it. The challenging, sad, jubilant, frustrating, lonely, new, exciting, and colorful moments will all be truly experienced.
So often, it's easy to just go through the motions, brush off our low points, and focus too much on the future or past. Everything I do and everything that happens in 2013, I will give myself permission to just experience, free of judgement.
My New Years Eve wish for you is that 2012 is closed with a blessing and 2013 embraced with an intention that suits you.
Happy New Year!
And now a few of my memorable moments from 2012....
Surfing for the first time and making it to shore in Costa Rica!
Visiting lifelong friendships and remembering that they are only a plane ride away sometimes.
Loosing my job of almost four years...
...landing a new job.
Packing everything up to move from the familiar to the unknown.
Signing on for a new adventure with a Florida address.
Letting go of relationships that no longer served my highest good and being blessed with new relationships full of love, spirit, support, and plain silliness.
Happy New Years! May 2013 be more than you anticipate.