Day one and I’ve already begun to delve into my new journal/workbook I was gifted a few weeks ago titled; “Today I am Grateful For” (https://wheredidmommyssmilego.com/2022/12/01/today-i-am-grateful-for/).
Yesterday afternoon I spent some quiet time readying myself for the new year by filling out the first 10 or so pages of my book; reflecting on my experiences in 2022, my accomplishments and where I hope to see myself in one year from today. This book offers me a safe space to set meaningful intentions, manifest my hopes and dreams, visualize my goals, embrace my emotions, create affirmations, prioritize my self-care and continue to focus on gratitude throughout the coming year.
It was an emotional awakening for me as I wrote down some very personal thoughts, many of which I have never shared publicly, some I’ve never shared with anyone (I left many of those pages out in the pics I attatched) and given where my mindset and beliefs are at in the present moment after coming out off a year I described just days ago in my blog as the hardest/ toughest/ cruelest year of my life ever, it’s easy to see how this exercise brought up many unwanted feelings for me. (https://wheredidmommyssmilego.com/2022/12/30/highlight-reel-its-been-a-year/).
As 2022 comes to a close I am leaving behind toxic relationships in my life and those that no longer serve me well. I’m also leaving behind my constant need to please everyone, my fear of failure and hopefully the awful way in which I talk to myself. Instead I will try to focus on the things I want to do more of in 2023 like creating opportunities that fill me with purpose and passion, more hiking excursions and #summerofrich adventures, laughter, writing and most of all, learning how to love myself.
What do you want to do MORE of in 2023?
What do you no longer have space for in your life and want to leave behind in 2022?
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