Live with intention. Walk to the edge.
Listen hard. Practice wellness.
Play with abandon. Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Continue to learn.
Appreciate your friends.
Do what you love and live as if
this is all there is.
Every new year, we like to start off with resolutions and goals after some reflection over the holiday break. Personally, for the past 2-3 years, I've changed up my new year plan by taking out resolutions and replacing them with yearly themes and setting intentions instead. "Goals put pressure on us and have an external outcome. Intentions align us with our purpose. Intentions are more open. They give us time to grow, to manifest our unique beauty as we skip, jump, and climb our way. They aren’t fulfilled overnight. In fact, it just might take the whole year and it's not about perfection."
My theme for 2014 was self-discovery, 2015 was letting go, and 2016 is to have trust and faith. Trust in the way that everything in my life is exactly the way it needs to be. To have faith and trust in my actions and decisions because I am choosing them deep within my heart. 2015 was one of my most emotionally challenging years and I'm happy to have experienced everything that I did. I learned a lot about letting go, and I think the next step that comes after letting go, is to fully trust the path that I'm on.
This year I aim to be present in every moment, to not hold back, to be okay with change in myself so I can freely allow growth and new perspectives. I want to hear and listen to inner guidance, to be patient and loving with myself, and to practice balance in all aspects of my life. I hope to ask myself hard questions and focus on more 'me' time so I can connect deeper with myself which in return I can spread love to friends and family.
I also recently got two tattoos; one being a very minimal wave on my left wrist. My second one was a minimal lotus + om symbol tattoo with a lot of different meanings, but the core one is to remind myself for awareness and consciousness in all states.
W A V E — a transfer of energy and one of the strongest forces on earth. To have faith and trust in what happens and to go with it, not against. To remind myself of how big the world is out there. To be okay with both wild, turbulent waters and gentle, loving seas.
I'm excited for 2016. For once, I really have no idea what this year will hold. I'm not sure what adventures I'll have, or what countries I"ll be traveling to. I'm sure I'll meet a ton of new friends and I'm stoked to learn and see more of this beautiful world. Sending lots of love to all of you! I hope 2016 is a good one for ya!