It’s nearly here. The new year.
As 2018 draws to a close I will spend time reflecting, journaling and setting my intentions for the new year.
Looking through social media in the lead up to today; I have seen and read many posts on “new year, new me” and how “I can’t wait to see the back of 2018”. For me; this isn’t true.
Like most, I have had my fair share of highs and lows. I’ve lost friends. I’ve seen heartbreak and witnessed overwhelming joy. For for all of these experiences I am grateful. Without the lows, the highs may not of been so deliriously delightful. Without losing friends, I may of not had the space for the amazing, positive people I have connected with. Without experiencing heart break and pain, I may not of been so open and willing to share, grow and expand my heart to not only give; but also receive love, kindness and friendship.
I will not be going into 2019 with a “new year, new me” mantra. My mindset going forward in the new year is “I am me; I am who I am, and I am continuing to do me”. I am taking my experiences from this past year and what I’ve learned, and moving forward with a full heart. A heart full of gratitude and love. A heart that is not only open wide to whatever may come my way, but also accepting. A heart that is choosing to make decisions that will reflect my hopes, not my fears. A heart willing to continue to expand, but also serve.
Later tonight when all is quiet, I will reflect through this years memory jar (yes, I keep a memory jar), and make space for 2019 memories, which by the way, I’m so looking forward to.
2018, thanks for the memories
…..and the lessons.
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”~Wayne Dyer
Heres to a Happy New Year, and as always; take care of you!
Until next time,