I know that most people thought of last year as a trash year, but I have to admit that on a personal note 2017 was a good year to me.
The year started off with me feeling run down and disconnected from my purpose, and ended with me feeling more energized and purposeful than ever. For the first time, I'd connected with my core truth, and faced who I am un-apologetically. Surprisingly, I didn't just like what I saw in me. Suddenly I was in love with myself, flaws and all. It's taken me a looooooong time to get here, and for the first time in forever, I've found myself willing to own my story without fear or shame, to show up in the world, loud and un-bothered, and to share myself with those who need to be lifted up and out of the muck and mire of this world so that they, too, can shine.
Typically, I don't start the year with resolutions of any kind, apart from vowing not to roll my eyes at anyone, especially behind their backs (it is rude, and I don't take pleasure in being a rude person, nor do I wish to practice being rude lest I am rude at the least opportune time...and I digress).
My vision board needs to be updated. My current board is over 10 years old, and although my cat, Donovan, loves staring at it, I think it's time to upgrade the board so it reflects where I want to be in the next 10 years..
I'd love to work on my physical health and in particular healing my fertility issues so that I can feel better and eventually get pregnant again.
And I am carrying around about 100 extra lbs that I'd love to lose in the healthiest way possible so that I can keep it all off. The stress and negligence of the past few years in particular have worn me down to a thread. I know that on the inside I am a goddess, a warrior, and a force of nature.
Outside me needs a lot of work to match inside me. I know you know what I'm talking about.
It feels like the end of 2017 brought with it a closure of the last decade. I no longer feel the weight of my "bad decisions" or any of the other negative feelings I'd been carrying around for so long. 2018 feels and smells like freedom to me. It's about new beginnings, opportunity, relationships, choices, and balance.
Most importantly, 2018 is going to be a year of turning my survival tools into thriving tools.
I'm definitely excited to make 2018 my best year yet, and looking forward to collaborating with business partners, friends and family to make my desires become realities.
How about you? What are you working on?
What can I help you with today? Let's work it out together.
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Here’s something I accomplished in 2017 that I’m really proud to share with you:
Unapologetically Winning- An Anthology
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In Chapter 8, "Mother Told Me", I describe my journey through adversity to becoming the woman I am today, the struggle of reclaiming my narrative, and recognizing God as "Mother", too.