Out with the Old, In with the New
The New Year of 2013 is now here and I always feel the same level of excitement at the beginning of every new year because of all the possibilities, opportunities and energy that is in the air. I know I said last year that I felt 2012 was going to be a good year for everyone but that feeling has developed to an even stronger level for 2013. I’ve learned to “just go with my feelings” when I get them because eventually the reality becomes clear, not when I think it should but when the timing is finally right.
I had a lot of transitional change and growth throughout the year of 2012, maybe not everyone had experienced or felt this but I did. I say transitional because the changes were not sudden, I finally began to see things from a perspective that has allowed me to accept things that just aren’t meant to be any different than they are. It was another year of reflection, realization and learning and honestly I am really enjoying the liberation and freedom those thought processes bring. Especially at the end of the year because not only am I looking ahead but I’m reflecting back to see how much farther I’ve come. I don’t ever want to stop learning or challenging myself because that is what inspires me to keep pushing myself on to the next level.
Last year helped me to better define my focus of what I envision for my future and that focus has strengthened not only my determination and perseverance but it has helped me to develop a more guided sense of discipline. I wouldn’t say that I never had these qualities it’s just that when I was in my 20’s I didn’t have a direction or focus that required them so they were relatively unused. I don’t think that we really discover who we are or what we are made of until we have to, out of necessity.
This is the best time of the year to let go of all that has held you back, wipe the slate clean and start fresh so that you can embrace, welcome and live your best life. Sometimes when something ends it isn’t because you are meant to hurt or feel sad but rather to make room for what is just around the corner and your hands and heart need to be open to accept and embrace it and more often than not, it’s something better.
This year I have resolutions that are an extension of last year’s because thanks to my reinforced discipline they will now continue on as a pattern rather than a resolution. I have many new dreams that I want to accomplish and an abundance of energy that is going to support, motivate and carry me through.
I know it’s easy to make the plans and I think in some of my past years I either used to make them too far in advance or I would lose my motivation and then I’d say “I’ll do it next year”. I know all too well how easily that can happen but I can assure you that there is a great deal of pride and sense of accomplishment when you stay the course you’ve set out on.
Whether you make resolutions or not I believe that the time of the year that has the strongest energy is at the beginning and if there is something you want to change or accomplish now is the time to initiate it. The energy circling through the universe at this time is magical, full of hopes and dreams, use it to your best advantage!
Happy New Year! I wish you all a Safe, Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2013.