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.
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.