2014, what the hell just happened? I swear I was just in 2011.
Check out my 2012 and my one and for 2013, I remember writing this: I have one main goal for 2013. It is to stay as present as I can. I want to really enjoy every moment that I have here and notice how from that place, the possibilities of manifesting are endless.
I have to stay that I’ve done a pretty good job. Of course I didn’t get a lot done. I never learned to knit, I didn’t start rock-climbing, I didn’t get to ski.. blah blah blah. I don’t really care because what I did accomplish was amazing. I moved into an incredible house, I was successful at patch working jobs together that I was passionate about, I attracted incredible and solid people in my life, I landed the most kick ass job (which starts Monday), I took myself to Hawaii, I took myself to NY to see friends I haven’t seen in a long time, and I was more than ever aware of being as present and content as possible.
So 2014, I’m so ready to charge and love every minute of it. Here are a few things I’d like to tackle this year:
1. Rock climbing. No ifs, ands or butts. I’m going tomorrow or the next to the climbing gym. Boom. Done. Set. Next!
2. As I step into this new and incredible job on Monday, I have so many goals but my main one is to be able to prove myself and exceed not only my expectations but the expectations of my boss, my peers, my friends. I hope I am able to find that perfect balance between work and play and continue to stay inspired creatively and professionally.
3. Get in the water more. I can’t pretend to like squeezing into a wetsuit when it’s cold outside and jumping into the frigid pacific ocean BUT it’s so cleansing and I always feel amazing whenever I do. I stripped down to my skivvies on Jan 1st this year and jumped in. It was cleansing, cold and highly recommended.
4. I want to cook as many meals as possible for myself. Farmers markets, seasonal fruits and veggies, juicing, soups. All of the above.
5. I want to be able to accept challenges with ease and grace and let go of needing to control situations. This is a big one for me. I tend to have a busy mind as a lot of other artists do but I have the tools to find more peace and balance. I’m looking forward to meditating more, doing more yoga of my own (not necessarily teaching) and just finding my own peace in whatever I do. Walking along the beach. Breathing in that fresh air. Enjoy more of these moments:
6. Stay as creative as possible. Don’t be afraid to look like a nut sometimes. Rock out as many pieces of jewelry as possible, paint to my hearts desire, sew until my fingers burn, and drape as much as possible.
7. Stay active. Switch it up. Climbing, swimming, surfing, walking, yogaing… I don’t care. When I don’t move my body I feel like crap. When I move my body I feel great so that’s my scientific evidence that exercise is good for ya. It’s not about how I look but about how I feel. And a little about how I look.
8. I want to stop putting these ridiculous timelines on myself or intense goals. I want to blog but I’m not going to make myself crazy if I don’t blog for a few weeks. I want to tackle all these fun projects at home but I don’t want to be disappointed if it takes me a while to get them done. I am such an impatient fool sometimes and I want to learn how to just take my time with things and stop putting pressure on myself. Enjoy the moment. Stay present. Carry on…
9. Have fun. Ya, lots of fun. I accept that I am a social butterfly. I have the serious case of FOMO sometimes. I don’t like to stay in that much. It bores me. It gives my brain time to make myself crazy. More weekend road trips and random adventures. And yes, of course, enjoy my moments to myself when I have them.
10. Laugh, be silly, don’t take myself too seriously. So far, I’ve spent every day this year laughing until I cried. You are correct, it’s only day 3 but I wouldn’t mind doing that every day.
11. Snuggle more.