I absolutely love the first day of the month. Even my amaryllis does! It’s finally starting to bloom!
On the first day of the month there is a sense that anything is possible. It’s like getting a blank slate every 30 days, which is wonderful if you’re like me and like a fresh start.
Looking back, February was a weird month to say the least. There was a lot of good stuff like turning 27, painting pottery with Josh on my birthday, joining a dodge-ball team and going rock climbing but there was also a lot of pain and sadness…
I am happy that I tried a couple new things like rock climbing and dodge-ball but honestly, I feel like I’ve just been getting by. Like I haven’t really made a big impact on any of my goals so this month I am kicking it up a gear and plan on finishing my novel, which is super important to me.
I’ve also decided that this year needs a new word. I originally decided my words for 2012 would be Continue to Flourish but over the last several weeks I’ve realized that this year is going to be different. Maybe there is something in the air or maybe it’s just something I feel deep in my soul. Either way, I feel a great change coming this year, so my word is going to be:
Because I am done living afraid of what might happen.
Because I realize that life isn’t always about being cautious.
Because I am the only person standing in the way of my happiness.
Because along with adventure comes courage, confidence and excitement.
Because through every adventure I come out the other side a little different.
Because there is nothing to fear but fear itself.
When I sat down in early January and jotted down all the things I hoped to accomplish this year one of the things that I focused on was trying something new every month. I wanted to jump over the boundaries and concerns that normally kept me complacent or scared and really put myself out there. You know, try things I’ve always wanted to or have always been scared of; now I don’t have a list of what those things will be but that’s okay, because part of my word choice is the new feeling I have inside of me – that life is a wonderful adventure that is meant to be enjoyed not afraid of. I can tell it’s going to be an exciting year…
A year full of change, of excitement, of adventure.
A year open to adventure and possibility.
A fearless year where boldness surpasses trepidation.
A year where anything can happen.
A really amazing year.
So this month I am going to focus on a couple of areas:
Finish my novel
Find a writing group (this has been difficult… anyone interested?)
Reconnect with my Yoga Practice
Spend more time being Creative (jewelry making, painting, sewing)
Implement a more fresh focus in my cooking
What do you hope to accomplish this month? Have you chosen a word yet for 2012? I hope you all have a wonderful March and embrace the adventure in front of you!
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things
that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off your bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain