Cheers to 2018!
In January 2014, I completed my first vision board at an all-weekend visioning retreat. The creativity and artsi-ness was particularly enjoyable. Perhaps it was the "forced time" to sit down and be crafty. In that moment, there was nothing else I was supposed to be doing.
It wasn't until the end of the year that I glanced back at my vision board and saw that what I had crafted, in fact, came alive. I was living closer to my vision than ever.
As each year rolls to an end, creating a vision board has become an annual ritual. Embarking on the new beginning, I find myself filled with inspiration and open to possibilities. I feel a powerful connection to putting my vision on paper and sharing it with the world. In recent years I began sharing this ritual with others during our annual Visioning & Intention Setting event.
2017 was a particularly "colorful" year (see photo below). I chose the word "Content" as my intention. When I stepped into a state of being instead of seeking, I began seeing opportunites, becoming clear in what's a "Yes" (or "No"), and feeling gratitude for all the gifts that exist in this life. The book, Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, spoke to me in 2017. I was ready to hear what she had to say. A year filled with prioritizing commitments, navigating change, thriving in opportunity, and kicking fear to the curb (*insert high kick*).
Here's to 2018! After reflection, meditation, and visioning, I chose my 1-word intention: SPACE.
- Space for softening.
- Space for gathering.
- Space for collaboration.
- Space for serenity.
- Space for focus.
- Space for growth.
- Space for offering.
- Space for simplicity.
- Space for pause.
- Space for connection.
As I navigate the year ahead, I will ask myself "What would space feel like in this moment?" I interpret space, not like toss me into the woods and leave me alone (although I may enjoy that - hah!), space in the way of "doing the work" in mind and body to create room to grow. To launch my intention, I'm on day 2 of a 3-day fast. If you're curious about that...more details about my experience will be in the next post.
May your year be safe, healthy and happy.