My New Year
The sun is going down over the Pacific Ocean outside my window in a soft blaze of pinks and orange as another perfect autumn day comes to a close. Sometimes Tofino is so beautiful it makes my heart ache, and this is one of those days. Today is my birthday and so is my personal New Year. I am 36 today which I think is a great number as I have a thing for 3′s, 6′s, and 9′s… Each year I like to journal about how my year went and what my intentions are for the year to come. This year I thought I’d blog instead and share my vision with you. For my 36th year my mantra is going to be Deepen, Amplify, and Refine. What does it mean?
Deepen. The first thing that comes to mind with this is the way in which I long to deepen my relationship to the divine which to me means finding a greater connection to the subtle thread of power and grace that supports my life. This is a desire that has always been a large part of my life but with every year it becomes more powerful. I also intend to deepen my connection with myself through my ongoing exploration of yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda. And last but not least I long to create even deeper connections with my loved ones, my friends, and my community as well as the beautiful world I inhabit by spending more time with the people I value and out in nature.
Amplify. This is the year that I really want to amplify my vision and my impact. As a teacher of yoga I want to engage in more conversations that are dear to my heart and spark my passion. As a student I want to challenge myself to aim higher and as a business owner I want to surprise myself with what I can achieve.
Refine. And as always I want to place an emphasis on doing all that I do better. I want to refine my skills and my level of awareness in every area of my life. I want to challenge myself to be masterful at relationship, parenting, studying, practicing, listening, and teaching.
I am setting a high bar for myself in my 36th year because it is time to. My early years as a young adult were so focused on survival and repair and now it is time to shift into a higher level of operation. I am ready to engage with the world in a way that is more meaningful and valuable and to expand my own horizons. I am ready to push myself a little harder and ask a bit more of myself in service of the ideals that I hold dear to my heart. And there is no time like now to begin.
So as this beautiful day comes to a close and the colours outside my window turn to deep purples and rich blues I want to thank all of you for the birthday wishes sent by email and facebook today. It warmed my heart to hear from each and every one of you. And I want to thank you for witnessing my intentions for the year to come. I count on each of to hold me accountable to them and want you to know that you provide the inspiration and the support that allows me to aim higher.