HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
I love the start of a new year. It’s like having a clean slate. The last two years have been difficult for everyone, and we’re all just so over the pandemic. This last week, I’ve done a lot of looking inward. Part of me can’t believe 2021 is over, and another part is ready to move forward. Overall, 2021 was much better than 2020. I hope you can say the same. But I know that I’m looking forward to this next year with a big smile, because I’m going to manifest a good year. If we all manifest it, then it’ll have to be good, right?
One thing that pops in my inbox every day is a Note from the Universe. These always make me smile. They’re uplifting and inspiring. Somehow, it’s always exactly what I need to hear. Did I mention it’s free? Try it out for yourself. Trust me. It’s worth it!!
Something else I highly recommend is jotting down 30-50 of your accomplishments this past year. It’s something I got from Denise Duffield-Thomas (author of Get Rich Lucky Bitch and money mindset mentor). If you can’t afford to take her classes, by the book. Sign up for her newsletters. Because there’s so much incredible wisdom she shares. This is the first year I’ve written down my accomplishments. We tend to forget what we’ve done during a week or month, much less a year, but it’s so worth it. We can see how far we’ve come, what we achieved, what goals we met, and what ones we should look forward to in the next year. More than anything, it’s a great way to feel as if you’ve completed something. So, start your sentence with “I’m proud of…” and find 30-50 things. Keep writing. If you need help, find a buddy, and you can push each other to keep finding things. This was such an amazing, wonderful, awe-inspiring exercise that I’ll be doing every year!
I felt so dragged down in December. I’m still not sure why, but everyone I spoke with felt the same so I know it wasn’t just me. Yet, now, I feel an excitement I’ve not felt for some time. I’m more grounded than ever before. There’s a connection I’ve not had for many, many years, and it brings me such joy. I wouldn’t be here without having to crawl my ass through Hell and back, but it was worth every inch. I like the person I’ve become (which we all know isn’t an easy thing to do), and I’ve embraced my flaws. Overall, I’m happy in my skin. I want everyone to experience this joy, because it’s all right there at our fingertips. We just have to reach out and grasp it.
I’ll continue my self-care in this coming year. It has been a life-changer for me. As I’ve said many times, it isn’t all about the bubble baths, face/hair masks, mani/pedis, or alone time to recharge. It’s about our mental health, it’s about our emotional health, it’s about connecting to our souls, and truly listening for what we need—and giving it to ourselves.
You are never alone. We may feel like we are at times, but we aren’t. So celebrate the good, drink to the bad (that is hopefully out of your lives—or about to be), and plan your next steps. An awesome year awaits you. I can’t wait to see what you achieve!
This month’s song is from the incredible Witcher season 2! It’s Henry. With a sword!!!!!!!! What’s not to love?
“Every day brings a chance for you to draw your breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.”
~ Oprah Winfrey