Happy New Year! Wow, where do I even begin? A little preface from last year I guess. January 5, 2019 - We're in the middle of dinner at a restaurant across from our hotel and I am breaking down in tears. It was a moment of complete vulnerability, and for the first time in years, I felt truly seen and heard. That was how I started my 2019, and it was rocky ever since.
One of the greatest lessons that 2019 taught me is that the hurt you feel is valid, it's raw and real, and if kept bottled up inside it will consume you. Also, it's okay to cry, let that shit out! You're going to feel a lot better afterwards.
"Write the vision,
and make it plain"
I recently watched a clip by Steve Harvey and he shared this bible verse and it's resonated with me ever since:
"Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it." Habukkuk 2:2
This New Year I did things differently. I made an effort to spend time writing my vision and spend the day in an intentional way. Intentional in my thoughts, in the people I surround myself with, in my actions and my words. Truthfully it was the best thing I could for myself, because I gained so much clarity of what I want and don't want in my life. I'm a strong believer that writing is a quintessential part of manifesting, and I plan on doing a whole lot of it this year.
"Don't pursue happiness, create it"
My brother earlier this year gave me a fortune cookie and this was the message inside. It instantaneously became my mantra! Too often we get caught up in chasing fleeting moments of happiness, instead of creating and cultivating happiness within ourselves. I know it sounds cliché, but it's oh so true and it will be my compass for 2020!
"feel what you need to feel...do not let it consume you"
Lastly is a quote I have as the background on my phone because I always need this reminder. Learn and practice letting go. Allowing feelings or thoughts to consume you is the most detrimental thing you can do to yourself, let go!