| January 3, 2016 |
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This weekend, I traveled to Boston to ring in the New Year with my cousin/sister/soulmate/chim-chimbubblechunks. Now that I have returned to South Florida, I am hosting a late Resolution Party. The attendees:
KConn (that’s me!)
Himalayan Rock Salt lamp
Himalayan Rock Salt votive
Custom, KConn-made mala beads
Warm tea combo of Allegro Decaf Minty Green (&) Yogi Kava Stress Relief®
My crystals: rose quartz, strawberry quartz, and turquoise
Young Living Purification® oil in my diffuser
“Magical Wanderlust” playlist on Spotify
The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte
Sounds like a party, eh? This year, I am following the movement to create “goals with soul.” I won’t be filling this post with specific resolutions such as: Yoga every day (goal: handstand x 1 minute); Learn to play a musical instrument; Perfect my Canon T3 and photograph my life; See ALL of Florida.
Rather, I am going to connect to my heart and soul.
I’m opening my heart to manifestations of how I want to feel. I’m starting inward, and trusting the universe to produce these feelings in a variety of ways. According to Danielle LaPorte:
We have the procedure of achievement upside down. We go after the stuff we want to have and accomplish outside of ourselves, and we hope and pray that we’ll feel great when we get there. It’s backwards. And it’s burning us out. What if, first, we got clear on how we actually wanted to feel in our life, and then we set our intentions?
In 2015, my main goal was to trust my intuition. I sensed there would be big decisions to make in 2015 and aimed to be more connected to my heart. As a recovered, chronic over-thinker (with a history of obsessively creating “If…Then” scenarios), now understand my intuition is more trustworthy than I presumed. My intuitive decision-making was put to the test in early 2015 when I was presented with two viable options for career changes. One option was safer, and the other was more in line with my desired life direction, so instead of taking a position in New York City, I chose to move to South Florida. I moved away from my deep-rooted connections in Long Island, NY, and transported my life to South Florida. I was ready and willing for change.
Since my leap of faith and grand move, I have exploded with gratitude and love from 2015 which brought about:
A life-changing move to South Florida
18 airline flights
2 VIP club nights
PADI Open Water Scuba Certification
8 scuba dives
4 Florida Keys trips
3 camping trips
Countless new friends
A family of coworkers
Many miles between myself and loved ones…
…But no change in the strength of our relationships
My blog (yay!)
True self-love and gratitude for the universe
100% trust in my intuition
Nights that turned into mornings
Living in the sunshine/swimming in the sea/drinking the wild air
Freedom, clarity, and inner peace
I am living entirely on my own for the first time, which has brought about many stressful freak-outs, followed by periods of self-development. I’ve connected deeply with my desires, and formed meaningful relationships with a myriad of people. I’ve attracted more people and experiences I could’ve ever imagined, and I’m so thankful. 2015 has certainly been an explosive year of growth.
How do I move forward from here? Let’s start with my core-desired feelings. Through intense soul-searching using The Desire Map, I’ve identified the five words that capture how I want to feel on a daily basis:
I am feeling ready for these core-desired feelings to come to fruition. I know, undoubtedly, that 2016 will be a year of wanderlust adventures. I look forward to continually learning and growing independently and codependently with others.
Let’s continue attracting how we want to feel, and remain connected with our heart centers. Believe it or not, Life usually has something even better in store for you than what you’ve imagined.
So, Fellow Dreamer, may your resolutions be wholesome, your heart be light, and your mind be at peace with the beauty and pain of 2015. Let’s move forward and continue enjoying our life journeys.
Read more about these desired feelings and my 2016 theme here!