Happy New Year! Wow! That’s all I can say. It doesn’t feel like another year has gone by. I still have family visiting, so I’m not quite ready for the new year. I’m still in holiday mode. But at the end of each year I like to take some quality time to reflect, appreciate, and envision the next year.
Sorry, I haven’t been as active lately, I’ve spent the last several months-doing more living than writing (I think I needed a tech break), but I miss you and hope to continue share anything that will bring you more wisdom, inspiration and laughter.
I’m sitting in my new home office reflecting as others are in bed. Yes, I moved this year to a new home and was able to create a zen office that truly reflects me, versus my former office with a corner desk with a pile of to do’s. It’s a been a major milestone-getting rid of most of the baby stuff, simplifying and moving into the next chapter of our life.
As I take the time to look back-it’s nice to have a list of reflection questions to guide you. I’ve shared these before, but here they are again. I hope you will take the time to pause and reflect. All the good and even the bad. Cheer for your accomplishments and grow from your setbacks. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but seeing yourself and your life as it truly is allows you to move forward with wisdom and vision. Happy New Year!
-What are you thankful for this year?
-What brought you joy/made you laugh?
-What milestones did you celebrate? What did they mean to you?
-What energized you?
-What are you most proud of?
-Did you have an zenspirational (when you discover something about yourself or your life) moment this year? What was it?
-What was the best/most interesting thing you ate this year?
-What would you like to do more of next year? What is your intention for 2015?
I’m thankful that my children are healthy and happy growing up into thoughtful little people with their own unique personalities. We moved from our home where I had both my kids to our home where I hope to build the next chapter of our lives. I’ve created a space that reflects my zen and can allow me to share it.
I discovered that I had been burning myself out and it was okay to slow down. That the race I was running was against myself and while it kept me going, it also made me forget the reasons why I was running in the first place. I was able to still continue to work towards my goals, but with my intention in mind versus just crossing off the never ending list of to do’s. I still struggle with it, but I know my why and need to remember it.
I discovered that my life mission is not to get things done, but “The purpose of my life is to be joyful, creative and passionately inspire myself and others.”
Creating a new keynote ”Finding Your Zen In Business and Life” and sharing it with more authenticity and vulnerability energized me. I loved interacting with women and helping my media clients grow, to see/discover their roadblocks and move forward, to share their voices and their vision.
Next year I’d love to be more joyous, grateful and vibrant and to take on new challenges and opportunities not because I think I have to, but because I want to. I want to trust my decisions and to continue to grow and share and to surround myself with people that love and support me.
And to inspire you-here are a few of my favorite quotes! Here’s to 2015.