Another year here. One of my favorite parts of this blog is flipping back and seeing what was on my mind, what were my goals, what was I working through.... I've been posting here for 5 years (!) so some good work has been done.
Ever the reflective person, I love taking this moment in time to think a bit about what was accomplished last year and look forward to what I'd like to do in the new year.
I set the word action as my mantra for the year. and I did it.... leaving the security of a job I'd had for 8 years. My new work experience was wonderful. It gave me more time with my family, reminded me of my strengths, and met some inspiring new people. What I hadn't really expected, was what it would teach me about myself. Changing my environment, meant seeing patterns as my own - not the result of a job, or a person, or anything external. Learning that ---- processing it deep in my bones --- was a gift given to me by 2015.
This year my word is strength. Strength over self doubt. Strength over fear. Strength over the external. To be a pillar of my own. No matter the wind, no matter the circumstance to stand tall in what I know is true and believe in myself and my ability, "Anyone to whom you've given responsibility for your experience, please take it back...." will be a daily meditation.
It's a happy day. A fresh start. I have a beautiful son, a marriage grounded in love, friends who are honest and also trying their best, and all the strength I need.
Happy New Year ~~~***