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Happy 2018 – 8 Intentions for the New Year

Note: Originally written and published on my personal Facebook page on 1/2/18

Our New Year’s Eve was uneventful — it typically always is. We stay in and enjoy the evening at home. We watched international fireworks with the boys and they went to bed around 9:30. I stayed up late with my journal and coffee, pretty par for the course for me.

I have a lot to look forward to this year! First off, I’m getting started right away with teaching yoga; subbing my first studio class later this week. Now, if you really know me, you know that if I want something, I WILL get it. #pittaproblems for sure (for the non-yogis, it’s the Type A in me). While I had a bit of difficulty visualizing my future at times during YTT, I can see it bright and clear now and couldn’t be more thrilled & thankful to be getting a running start into my teaching life. I know what I want and where I want to be.

Second, travel! We will be taking the kids to California this spring. Looking forward to a trip from San Francisco to LA and finally down to San Diego to see family & friends. I’m also going to be taking my first trip back to South Florida in a year and am so looking forward to it.

Third, we are seeing Hamilton in May. No explanation needed for that! I’m stoked.

Fourth, this year, William turns 6 and Zachary will turn TEN! Double digits. I guess I could add that I’ll be 36, officially on my way to 40, which is a little unnerving since I’m mentally about 19, but it’s all good!

We haven’t planned much beyond that, but I know it’s going to be a great year.

So — this is my eighth year sharing my resolutions online. Last year, most of the resolutions that I made were really more like intentions, and I continue with intentions again. Gone are the days of stating that I’m going to go to the gym 3x a week or finally make those picture albums that I’ve been meaning to do since 2011.

Intentions are the work that comes from the inside; the soul work. Here are the 8 intentions that I came up with for 2018:

1. Move mindfully.
2. Speak what you seek. (This is so good that it’s getting a second year on the list)
3. Keep an open heart.
4. See magic in the mundane.
5. Practice gratitude.
6. Release what no longer serves you.
7. Have patience.
8. “Find your voice – and when you do, fill the damn silence” — Meredith Grey; Grey’s Anatomy

Additionally, I’ve chosen a word for this year. I’ve actually done this every year for the past several years, but have never shared it publicly. This year, I will: my word for this year is FEARLESS.

After much deliberation, I chose this word because it’s time to let go of thoughts of not being good enough, being concerned about others’ opinions, or being afraid to say, try, or do what I really want.

We are all made from stars. There is no part of that cosmic fire that is more powerful or better than any other. It’s time to take my place in the constellation of my life and shine… because the universe is out there waiting for me.

2018… I am ready.

First selfie of 2018 following New Year’s Day Yoga class
MAGICAL snowflake on the hood of my car! We had new flurries early on New Year’s Day morning with perfectly shaped snowflakes! It was a beautiful sight!
More MAGIC on New Year’s Day with a beautiful Full Wolf Moon in Cancer (my sign) — good things all around.

Looks like I may not have to look too hard for for the magic — it may just find me!

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