Happy December! Was I just me, or did November fly by? If you celebrated Thanksgiving, I hope it was lovey! Not only is this the last chapter of 2019, but it is the final month of the decade. The past week I’ve thought a lot about the last 11 months- all the good, bad, and in-between times. I’ve also thought a lot about the past decade and examined my life. I realized the memories standing out the most to me are the ones where I take chances. In honor of those memories and the decade, I’ve tailored my goals to include more of those exhilarating elements.
If you’re new to this series, here’s the 411: each month I’m going to be sharing the intentions I have for the next few weeks and encourage you to do so, too!
D E C E M B E R
stop to Appreciate time
smile at strangers
be in more photos
boldly declare what it is i want
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I struggled with setting these and I think this new monthly practice is just what I need to remember life can be more spontaneous and fun. It doesn’t have to be all work and injury rehabilitation for me. I often get into routines and rhythms and have a hard time adjusting to anything other than what I have set. This is a great way for me to practice healthy and responsible spontaneity!
WHAT ACTIVITIES MAKE YOU HAPPY?
Talking to my best friend, reading, listening to music- especially on car rides, my dogs, helping others make a difference.
WHAT MATTERS MOST TO YOU?
People, places, and feeling purposeful.
WHAT IS NO LONGER SERVING YOU?
Doubt, timidness, and letting people break my boundaries.
WHAT ARE YOU GRATEFUL FOR?
Life in and of itself. I’m thankful for being able to breathe in clean air, hearing my favorite songs, connecting with loved ones who live far from me, and places that welcome all into their community (aka My Half of the Sky).
WHAT IS A WORD, QUOTE OR MANTRA THAT RESONATES WITH YOU RIGHT NOW?
playlist on repeat: Enneagram One
I love the worksheet Gina created as a starting point/ guide. I used this to ask myself a few tough questions and I’m including my answers below to document how I evolve over the course of the month/ year of doing this. I encourage you to jot them down in a journal, comment them on this post or save and print her worksheet out, too! What I’ve found is in the midst of growth, we may appear stuck or have blinders on with ourselves, but a year from now, when we look back, we see just how much we have changed. I always love being able to re-read where I once was and use it as a reminder of how I have grown and what I have learned.