Today is my Birthday. I’m not where I thought I’d be at this age, but I guess I’m where I’m supposed to be. I feel blessed and grateful for another year on this Earth. Since a birthday is somewhat like a personal new year, it feels right to set some intentions for my year (8 of them since I was born on the 8th day of the month).
1// Set Boundaries and Keep Them. Be intentional about setting up boundaries around my time, energy, and space. The older I get, the more I realize how important boundary setting is.
2// Show Up For People In My Life. It’s really easy (at least for me) to get wrapped up in day-to-day life but I need to remember to check in on my community more to see how they are doing. I’d like to aim for more in-person meet-ups and less phone or text touch-bases this year.
3// Break Down My Goals into Small Manageable Steps. Naturally a big picture thinker, this year, I really want to focus on breaking down my goals into smaller more manageable steps that I can track.
4// Delve More Into Learning About Wellness and Spirituality. I have a long list of books I’ve bookmarked that I want to delve into. But I’d also like to research deepening learning by taking classes and workshops. I feel called to learn more about herbs and yoga in particular.
5// Speak Up For Myself Even If It Feels Uncomfortable. I want to continue to practice activating my Throat Chakra by speaking up for myself and being less shy. It’s not the easiest but so worthwhile. I’d also like to explore more opportunities to speak in front of people because that is something that really makes me feel uncomfortable, but it’s good to do things out of your comfort zone sometimes. FYI that the Throat Chakra is driven by the principle of expression and communication.
6// Travel (Even) More. I enjoy travel and I’d love to manifest more travel opportunities into my life! Here is my 2018 travel destination bucket list but I’d welcome opportunities to travel to numerous places some of which are: Marrakesh, Sydney and Melbourne, Bali, Tokyo, Bahia, Sao Paolo, Lima…I could go on.
7// Balance Discipline with Going with the Flow. I feel like I’ve learned a lot about myself in the last year and recognize that I can be really rigid about specific things like my daily routine, wellness habits, among other things and too flexible around people pleasing practices.
8// Manifest. I believe in setting intentions an manifestation and I look forward to seeing things unfold that I’ve been calling in for all areas of my life from career, to financial, to romantic relationships, and family.
I’m looking forward to great things happening in my personal new year!