These last few days of the year are some of my favorites! I spend a lot of time looking ahead and planning what I want to accomplish in the new year. I also spend some time intentionally reviewing the past year and what I want to celebrate and making a list of what I am grateful for. On the flip side, I also make a list of what I want to let go. Weather permitting, (it’s a pretty bleak and rainy day!) I will engage in a favorite ritual. At some point after dark, I’ll build a fire in the fire pit tonight to release the list of gratitudes and the list of things I need to let go of before the clock strikes midnight. I’ve been writing them down for a few weeks now.
This year was an epic year for me. I’m celebrating a couple of major shifts and changes:
- I realized a significant increase in the number of clients and in my yearly income.
- I enrolled in an advanced coach development training program that was absolutely phenomenal.
- I became a Certified Infinite Possibilities trainer, and subsequently achieved Trailblazer status.
- I spent a few days in Maui, delivering my first Infinite Possibilities Training.
- We completed an office re-do that has greatly improved my work flow and organization.
- I started and finished my first 1/2 marathon.
I’m grateful to all the people who helped and supported me along the way as I achieved these goals. It’s been an amazing year of connections with others, those I’ve known for awhile and some that are brand new to me.
Now for what I’m letting go of:
- My attachment to place.
- My attachment to time and the way I use it.
- Clutter – both inside my mind and in my environment.
- Lingering negative beliefs about money.
- Feeling out of balance, which at times, caused me to unconsciously put limits on my capacity.
- My feelings of inadequacy.
- That Perfectionista that lives inside of me and tells me I’m not enough if I’m not perfect.
I’ve worked hard this year, but much of the time, it felt effortless and authentic. My independence as an entrepreneur is something I treasure. So above everything, I’m celebrating that I can begin 2019 still in business! And that I have a bright, shiny new year, with all the possibility it can bring.
You may remember one of my favorite passages to read at this time of year. It comes from a favorite book of daily inspiration – Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach.
“…but time is the New Year’s bountiful blessing: three hundred sixty-five bright mornings and starlit evenings; fifty-two promising weeks; twelve transformative months full of beautiful possibilities; and four splendid seasons. A simply abundant year to be savored.”
May 2019 bring you all that you desire and are willing to choose.