Jan 3, 2013

Time to create

Are you tired of all the New Year resolutions and goal posts yet? Did you think I wasn't going to do one? Oh ye of little faith.

I signed up for Stratejoy's Holiday Council at the end of last year and while I'm still finishing up some of the work (setting the goals and how I'm going to accomplish them), the theme of my year is shaping up quite nicely.

For 2012, my theme was Advocate Passion - it was specific and I had some things I really wanted to work towards - getting a new job, taking an anniversary trip with Ben, getting a better handle on my health - and I can happily say I achieved all of them.

This year is going to be different. For the first time, my theme and my goals are going to have an introverted perspective, and be a little more "me" focused. I know this will be good, but it will definitely be a challenge - my extroverted self wants to go go go, and plan, and do! This year I'm putting myself, my struggles, and my strengths first. I'm going to let myself be, and take it in, and hopefully embrace the question marks that have come to be more prevalent in my life.

Last year, I didn't make a vision board - I thought it was a little too crafty and I wasn't really all about it. But this time I wanted to make something pretty - something that would pick me up when I was having hard days - and I wanted to start pushing myself now and not wait.

My theme for 2013 is Shimmer. This will shape my goals and my monthly intentions.
My intention for January is to create.

I'm purposely not defining it more than that - it could mean knitting, it could mean writing, it could mean cultivating something new. But letting myself be intentional and free with my ideas is already helping - because this simply poured out of me today.

I want to shimmer. I want to walk confidently, with grace, and peace, and have my glow be radiating from within. I want to have a ripple effect - where I start is not where I end, but I can see the path taken by the footsteps and glitter as they line the way. I want to be beautiful - and to feel and honor that beauty in what I do.

I want to be as kick-ass of an adult as I was as a child, and live fearlessly, knowing I only get one chance for this life. 

I will stop living my life based on sucesses or failures. 

The light I shine on others will be turned onto myself as well. 

I will continue to love fiercely with abundance. 

I will not base my self-worth on my ability to get pregnant. 

I will not shy away from hard conversations.

I will be the same, yet completely different by the end of the year. I will be a reflection of love and light that others will recognize. 

I will shimmer. 

Here's to 2013.


Sarah said...

Oh, Becky - this is just the best. I love this sentence the best "I want to walk confidently, with grace, and peace, and have my glow be radiating from within". What a wonderful vision, and one I will be striving for as well.

A said...

This is beautiful, Becky.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Oh I love this! I really love the line, "I will not base my self-worth on my ability to get pregnant." I think it's really important to not place our self-worth on something that we don't really have control over. You are a wondeful, fabulous person as it is! And I don't ever want you to feel like you have 'failed' as you struggle with fertility.

I'm looking forward to following along with you this year! And to creating along side you during our monthly knitting chats!

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

This is amazing! I know you are going to have an amazing year and shimmer and shine!

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

Not sick of them at all and I love this! I have to agree with Lisa, you self worth has to be based on things you can control. I actually find it annoying that people consider getting pregnant to be a success, as they really had very little to do with it and to me it implies that people who cannot are failing at this success. Just a personal issue :) I know you are going to have a wonderful year and you are going to make it wonderful!

Lucy The Valiant said...

Love this! Shimmer is an awesome theme for the year!

Stephany said...

This is so great! It is a fabulous theme for you and just want to third what Lisa and Kelly said. It's hard to not base our self-worth on outside factors, but so worthwhile when we can.

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Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

I love this post. But, I especially love your word: Shimmer. It gives me a visual of you with open bottles of glitter throwing them up in the air and sparkly stuff coming down all around you. It's really a happy visual. =)

Anonymous said...

I love this so much!! You're so worthy & deserving of this year, I can't wait to see how you make this your reality :)

Ryubix Girl said...

Maybe I saw this a li'l late, but it's sweet.... Something I can use would be -"I will not shy from hard conversations ".

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