For many of us 2016 was a year of struggle, loss, change and major growth. We cried, got mad and separated from long term partners. We lost idols and important figures. We had a major election that will for ever be part of history, even if for many it was a political joke. But what did 2016 really show us? What did we learn? If we can look back what opportunities came from the BS we had to tread through.
2016 was a year of transformation. It was here to rid of the things that we no longer needed. It pushed us to the brink of our minds so that we might see how strong we really are. We were forced to let go, choose to forgive and picked the weapons we wanted to enter the battle with. I myself finally saw parts of me I had no longer believed were there. I found out what I was made of, how strong I am when fighting, and that I too can make it out alive.
We all must face hardships, we all must face change. Once we face our dark sides and learn to love it with as much respect as the light side, we find truth. If 2016 taught me anything it is the small fact that I was and can no longer chase perfection. I was chasing the perfect image of life, love and career. I wanted to have happiness in all the wrong ways. Thinking that if I only pushed my self harder, fought more aggressively and took more selfishly, I would eventually gain perfection. I was so wrong.
I lost a lot this past year. I'm not just talking about my relationship or jobs, but much more than that. I lost my need to be someone I really didn't want to be. I stopped living up to other's expectations. I am me and that's all I can ever be. I am dark, light, funny, wild, rebellious, silly, scared, strong, brave, and everything in between. I finally found the things I love about myself and I am working on everything I hate. I am trying to love the flaws, the scars and the baggage. They are all part of me, they are what brought me to where I am now. How could I ignore that?
What are some of the things that you learned from 2016? What are some of the ways you want to start 2017? I look into the new year as if I am finally transforming into the warrior woman I always wanted to be. Strong and confindent, filled with adventure and curriosity for life. Qualities that I've burried deep within myself can finally surface and help me face the next chapter in my life. Realizing that the only validation I seek needs to come from my own heart. What do you seek? What qualities do you have that are just waiting to come out and share with the world?
Set intentions not resolutions. Make changes not promises.
For this New Years I decided to do something different. I decided that I no longer wanted to set resolutions becuase they felt fake. We should be making resolutions all the time, not just when everyone else sets them. We should set goals and intentions for the coming year so that we can create action plans and comeplete are goals. We should vow and start to make changes. Becoming better human beings. Not make promises that never are kept.. Lying to ourselves and only coming up dissappointed. Doing nothing but feeding our own egos with tons of glorious self hatred. Instead set small goals, make the actions and create the change. Freeing yourself from the burden and pressure. Not to mention feeling amazing for accomplishing your tasks and goals.
This year I have some amazing new challanges I have set for myself. One major thing being the fact that I am moving out west. Moving to a completely different state. Talk about asking for an adventure and the universe ansering with a great big, "HERE YA GO". But I am ready. I know that obstacles and challenges will face me as the year goes on, but I also know that anything we want comes with a challange. These challenges show us if we;'re on the right track or not. So what are some challenges that you have to face in the new year?
Goals/Intentions for the New Years!
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