New Year, Same Me.

 

The Virgo in me loves everything about the New Year — what better excuse to get organized, make lists, and take charge. While I am not one for New Year’s “resolutions,” I do like making a fresh set of “goals” for the year and the vision I have for my life. In 2016, I was able to travel a lot (and to many new places!), spend quality time with friends and family, solidify important relationships at work,  and make memories that will last a lifetime. While the year wasn’t perfect, I hope that all the hard work, sweat, and tears (happy and sad), will pay off in a big way this upcoming year. We have another journey around the sun, and I want to share some of my thoughts for 2017 and beyond (with some of my favorite photos and memories from 2016 sprinkled in…):

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Work: I have a lot of BIG goals for my career. Most importantly though, I want to be fearless in the pursuit of doing what sets my soul on fire. Taking on scary new projects, passion projects with friends, writingwritingwriting creatively, and being bold in every business meeting. It’s easy to get scared when running a company (and putting passions out on the line for people to judge) — but this year I am going to work harder at being fearless in order to feel happy and fulfilled each and every day of my life.

Travel: In the last couple of years, I have been so fortunate to travel a lot for work and for play. I want to keep this up. I already have planned trips to Ojai, Palm Springs, and Florida – but the list of places I’d like to go include: NYC, Hawaii, San Francisco, Chicago, and possibly even an international trip. Let’s see where work (and serendipitous adventure) takes us…

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Personal: As always, my goal is to continue on the path of deeply treasuring myself: my body, my mind, my soul. In the last 3 years, I have lost a lot of weight through exercise and healthy eating. I work out 4-5 times a week and try to eat clean — and I finally feel like I am at a place where I love my body. With that said… I can still be really critical on “bad” days where I eat too much Pizza, or skip a workout. I want to change this mindset of criticizing areas I don’t like, being upset that progress isn’t coming fast enough, and have a healthy relationship with food. Where I enjoy every bite of that slice of Pizza, and don’t feel guilty about it. I know this is a process (and I already saw HUGE improvements in this area toward the end of last year), but I want to be mindful about my inner monologue and the way I treat myself.

And just like with work, I want to be fearless in my pursuit of trying new things this year. Going on adventures, signing up for new classes, putting myself out there, and enjoying life.

I feel so lucky to be on this roller coaster with the world’s best husband, the best friends, family, and to have my Buddhist faith. I am ready for what this year brings and I feel really excited about what is to come.

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