With the end of the year comes the annual "New Year's Resolutions" post. So here I am on December 31 sipping hot cocoa and writing away.
What I love most about the end of the year is that it's both the perfect time for reflection and progress. Look back but only to spring you forward.
So I took a look at my 2014 resolutions, or as I prefer to call them, mantras:
- Live in the now.
- Let yourself feel.
- Take risks.
And looking back, I'm happy with where those resolutions took me. This year was one of immense growth - personally and professionally. I learned to trust myself and my emotions. I learned that making decisions based on those emotions was not only OK but what I preferred. And I took risks. Not jumping-off-a-cliff risks, but small ones.
What I love most is that I didn't forget my resolutions, because I lived by them. They're the advice I tell myself on the day-to-day and the advice I share with friends.
This year, I'm keeping it even simpler.
There are two things I want out of 2015:
Just go for it. I'm scared all the time. We'd be lying if we said we weren't. But I want that fear to push me to do bigger and better things. A few days ago, I decided I'd go for a tripod pose in yoga. I've been practicing on and (mostly) off for about a year, but it was until this week that I decided to go for that inversion. Why? Because I was scared. It didn't seem natural. But when I tried, it came easily. That was natural. In 2015, I want to continue to push myself outside of that comfort zone in all aspects of life.
Mentally and physically. This is the year I'll finally take care of myself for myself. I'm not aiming for #gainsss or any of that. I just want to be healthy and strong. I want my arms to not tremble when I move into a headstand. And I want to accept and encourage moments of vulnerability. I want to fall so I can learn. Because you're only as strong as you are vulnerable.
I'm so excited for 2015.
And here's where I get a little sappy: I'm grateful for each and every one of you. Thank you for following my journey and for being my support system, my outlet. You da real MVPs.
Wishing you all the very best for the New Year! I have an inkling it's gonna be a good one.
Con todo el cariño,
A look back at my New Year's posts throughout the years: