2017 is almost upon us, and I like to think of it as being a fresh slate to write upon.  What will the new year look like – what goals do I have, what do I want to achieve? How do I want to feel?

Normally I am focused on moving out of one year and into the next, without really digging deep to review what happened to me in the past year. My thinking has usually been that the year is a wrap and its’ time to move on to plan for what the future holds for me. Why look back?

I was missing out on some valuable reflection time and learning.

So I did something different last week and I took some time to reflect and write down all of the things that happened to me this past year – the good, the bad, what I accomplished, what challenges I faced and surmounted or didn’t – the list was long.

I realized that a lot had happened, a lot of change, growth, personal fulfillment and some upheavals and shifts in my awareness to new ways of thinking.  A lot can happen in 12 months, and I had not taken the time to really look at it because I am moving forward all the time – day to day… doing stuff, facing challenges, living life – until now.

Upon reflection…

I had a deep awareness that I needed to have a little celebration for myself. So, I did just that. I celebrated all of it – even the hard stuff, because by coming out the other side of what was challenging to me showed me that I am worthy of such a celebration.  Even when I’m still mired down in some stuff, it was still cause to celebrate who I am in this moment.

Do yourself a favor and take a few moments before the clock strikes midnight on December 31, to sit and write down some milestones that you got through this year. Pat yourself on the back and give yourself the love you deserve for getting through the year in whatever way you did.  You Rock and you need to remind yourself that you do, no matter what your current situation is.

At best, you have a lot to celebrate.  At worst, you take time to really acknowledge what you can get through in 12 months and that realization alone may make you realize that you deserve to celebrate the inner strength that you embody.

Feel gratitude.

This past year has seen a lot of hurt in the world, but take time to acknowledge yourself and your place in it, because You Rock!

Celebrate You lady – Celebrate You.

Happy New Year and may all the blessings in the world come to you.

 

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