Dear Past, Dear Future

As we make the transition into a new year I’m often found reflecting on the previous year. Mentally going back over what unfolded, how it compared to my initial vision and hopes and how this past year in particular turned me upside down. This year asked me a lot of questions - What do I want? Who do I want to be? What are my expectations? Where am I putting my focus? Where am I not supporting my health? What brings me joy? What beliefs no longer serve the new me? What new beliefs feel more in alignment with where I’m going? These are just a few of the questions I’ve been exploring. This year my intention started out to empower others, but I often kept coming back to how I can only empower others as much as I can empower myself. So that was the shift for me this year. I found new ways to empower myself to feel more confident, alive, more in love and more accepting of myself and others. 

I love being able to look back at 2016 and see how my initial intention manifested in some challenging lessons that needed to be learned. That despite my fear around how my life would change - how I would change - that it was time to make these shifts. I can now look back on this year where once was confused and pissed at how things were unfolding to see how I needed those challenges to shift my perspective and how much happier and more fulfilled I am in return.

This leads me to feeling excited for the new year that often every new year brings. This time feels different though. I’m feeling some lasting shifts that I’ve been in the process of working on for years. Even this quote (see below) brings more questions and I’m beginning to love questions. What am I ready for? More life. More love. More being of service to others. More Aunt time. The list goes on. So with this I ask, What are you ready for in 2017?

Laura HaugComment