2018 is about transformation (of thoughts, energy and behaviour) for me. 2018 is about self-love.
Yeah, I had a baby! Many of you know this already, but sorry to keep some of y'all hanging.
Before I had said-baby, I had grandiose dreams of all the things I was going to accomplish, all the projects I was going to start, business plans I was going to write, online courses I would take. In my head, it was going to be the most productive time of my life, all while my beautiful baby slept. I'd have nothing but time, right? Aaaaaah, so dreamy in theory.
Pfff. Yeah right. This is like the 10th time I’ve even been able to sit down since Bowie was born to try writing this blog post. Every time I get a chance to write, I feel like I'm vomiting out my words knowing that I've only got half an hour, give or take, to get my thoughts out...
And so, in a twist of fate and a deviation from the original plan, I sit writing this blog post from a sunny cafe in Squamish as I'm back in Canada for the foreseeable future. You read that right. Yes, I'm back in Canada, back in Squamish. And as it turns out, I'm not alone...
May the only baggage you carry into 2016 be love (and maybe some sunscreen).
Use these final hours of 2015 or the early hours of 2016, to reflect and recharge, whatever that means for you. Be it quiet time alone, sitting in a car, on a plane, in a hammock, on a beach, on your yoga mat, around the dinner table or even sipping fancy cocktails in the corner of a swanky bar, set intentions vs resolutions. You seriously get back from the Universe what you give, so make sure you focus on the good stuff. Make love a priority in your New Year's intentions, especially with yourself, and I promise you will see it come back to you.
(warning: contains nudity) 😆
I want so badly to be a surfer, yet I am so fearful.
In November 2015, I sold my house in Canada, quit my corporate job, liquidated my belongings, said goodbye to my friends and family and set off on a solo journey to find a place to settle in Central America to open a little surf/yoga lodge. I've been on the road now for over a month. Since I've been gone, I've updated every other social media account with my status, with the exception of one, my LinkedIn account.
While I should be of mindful of what I'm spending my money (and time) on, I also need to relax and not let it rule me, as reminded in another quote from The Alchemist. "We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it's our life or our possessions and property. But this fear evaporates when we understand that our life stories and the history of the world were written by the same hand". I just need to keep on the path to my destiny. No big deal. Ha.
2017 was just 2 years away. I only had 2 years to make that vision real, or at least get started on it. Waiting around wasn't going to do anything for me. I didn't want to regret that I had never put myself out there. I needed to mix up the formula. I need to switch this up.