The invitation for 2022

I’ve enjoyed the practice of leaning into a word or theme of the year for the past 7 years. Instead of setting specific goals for the year, I would set more generalized themes for the different areas of my life and then allow that to simmer down into one overarching theme. As time went on, the process changed and I found myself intentionally reflecting on the past year and praying about what the next year would hold while envisioning the kind of person I wanted to be when the calendar would flip once more to another year.    [want to look back with me? Enjoy one of the first blog posts I ever wrote about themes instead of goals from back in 2014 and the follow-up post the next year more about the themes in various parts of life instead. Read about my theme for 2017 and one about theme [...]

2022-01-21T01:10:19+00:00

My Theme For 2018 : Radiate

When I chose the word and theme of Balance for 2017, it’s because it was something I knew I needed in my life. Anyone close to me who heard this as my intention echoed me with an outstanding YES! Unfortunately, often what you need most can be the hardest thing to do. I began setting boundaries in a feeble attempt to regain balance in life, but it ultimately did not work. After hitting my own personal physical and mental rock bottom at the start of the early summer months, a change was forced upon me. I was mentally stressed to the max resulting in the strain on my most personal and meaningful relationships, I was physically unable to do the activities I enjoyed most, and there was a weight on my heart I could not shake. Tears in the yoga hot room dripping wet with sentiments of feeling like [...]

2018-01-02T02:45:05+00:00

2015: Dreams, Themes and Goals

I like dreaming. I prefer dreaming to reflecting probably about 95% of the time. I really only prefer reflecting when it’s masked with reminiscing about happy memories, and sentiments of ‘this should happen again’, ‘I loved this’, or ‘wow, what a great time’. This preference is both exhilarating and debilitating, depending on the scenario I find myself in. Example; when thinking of all the possibilities 2015 can hold, this dreamer preference is pretty fantastic—There is no end to the things I can visualizing myself accomplishing in the New Year. I can try absolutely anything, succeed, and find a sense of self in the variety of futures I can imagine and place myself into… I’m basically living out everything on my Pinterest account. While all this dreaming is simply marvellous, it is only when matched with reflecting on the year past I am able to pin point what it is I should [...]

2014-12-30T16:59:00+00:00