HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE!!!!!!
I’m sitting in my kitchen, drinking coffee and reflecting on 2015. All the bumps, the lessons, the triumphs, the downs, the hard times, and the good times. I recently joined this soul firing mentor group to really blast into 2016 and make shit happen in my life (check it out here!). 2 weeks ago we were asked to sit down and write out everything we accomplished in 2015, even if it was something we thought was maybe not really an accomplishment. So I stared at the paper for a while thinking, ‘2015 was such a shit year, I don’t think I’ll have much to write.’….and then it just started flowing….3 pages worth of gratitude, accomplishments, and lessons from 2015. I was stunned, I think I may still actually be stunned because I kept telling myself that this year was “Hard”, it was “rough”, “I wasn’t sad to see it go”. After that exercise I am letting 2015 go full of gratitude for the lessons it brought me. This year made me a stronger woman, a better mother, a more present wife. It also helped me to learn how to shine my light and where to shine it the brightest. This year was the beginning of finding my happy that at first I didn’t even know I was missing. This year has brought me patience, understanding, gentleness, and a fierce love for everyone and everything I have.
I am not jumping into 2016 with radical resolutions that I will only beat myself up for not accomplishing, I am not writing out all the things I want to “change” about myself, and I am not heading into 2016 thinking I need to be brand new, and different. I am heading into 2016 as the me that was made in 2015, I am heading in with a fresh and clear mind about where I am headed and what I am doing. I am heading in stronger and smarter than I was last year. I will never say again that 2015 was “hard, or shitty, or rough”. 2015 was the year that shaped me into who I am today, and I am damn proud of how far I have come.
I would really encourage all of you to sit down at some point today and write out everything that happened to you this year, good, bad or otherwise. Find a lesson or a strength that you took away from the hard stuff, and then be so grateful for it! There is no need to make declarations of grandiose change in yourself! Keep being who you are, just plan to keep growing. Always grow yourself and continue learning everyday. We don’t stop learning when we leave school, every minute of every day holds some sort of lesson. We can either choose to acknowledge it and learn, or we can choose to ignore it. When we ignore the lesson it continues to happen until we learn. Be ok with knowing you need to grow more, whether it’s mentally or emotionally, or even physically. Make your New Year’s resolution easy for yourself, declare to yourself that you resolve to be the best version of yourself this year. Tell yourself that no matter what you will be proud of yourself, that you will take all the lessons of this year and acknowledge them. Tell yourself that you don’t need to be this “Brand new, better person” YOU ARE ALREADY FUCKING AMAZING, you just have new lessons to learn this year. Be open to the lessons, be open to the change, be open to letting it happen. Most of all, remember to keep being the light. Shine brighter than the sun today, tomorrow, and always!.
Happy New Year’s Beauties