So long, 2016!

I hope you all had a joyous holiday…and the season’s not quite over yet. But I’m gearing up for some big changes in 2017, so I’m ready and anxious to get to it! This past year has been full of challenges for me. My partner was in a serious motorcycle accident and had to have brain surgery, I had two major illnesses that kept me down for a total of a couple of months, I survived the most surreal election so far in my lifetime, I mean – challenges! Looking to 2017, I have a move in my future, and a lot of unknown new experiences. Even though I’m feeling a little anxious and uncomfortable, I know in my heart that things always work out for the best in the end. So I can’t wait to see what “the best” is for me!

I’ve learned a lot of lessons from 2016. I’ve learned to take care of myself, and if I don’t, there will be consequences! I’ve learned to pay attention to what I want, lest I get swept away in apathy. I’ve learned that when I’m down, it is really difficult to get my energy flowing, so I need to stay up as much as possible. Most of all, I’ve learned that I need to be centered in myself. All of the upsets of the year can be attributed to focusing more on the outside than on myself. In my brain, I know that is backward. It’s a lot easier said than done, right? But my goal for this next year is to secure my grounding cord and keep looking inward. The outside world is just background noise, anyway.

I’ve also learned a deep appreciation for being treated well. I have had instances this year where I wasn’t. In fact, I was treated inexcusably. But, as I finish out the year, I am happy to say that I am currently having experiences of being treated very well. I feel appreciated, and I feel appreciation. I feel like that’s a great note to end the year.

What has 2016 taught you? How are you going to reach to be the best you in 2017? Please share your experiences and thoughts with me!

With much love, light, and gratitude,

PS – If you’re feeling nervous about anything you’re facing, remember you are a badass and you have the power to turn it all around. 🙂