In one more day a new year will begin. It feels like only moments ago I was saying goodbye to 2015 and launching into 2016.
2017 is one day away.
When I look back on this year it’s not a blur. I don’t wonder what I did, who I did it with, or where I was doing it.
In previous years it would have been a challenge to lift the brain fog from the year in order to maybe come up with a few things to be proud of.
Since May of 2015 my life has been very different though. I didn’t know it at the time, but I started living with INTENT. I left an unhealthy relationship. As scary as it was I packed up my things and moved out. I had only been in Boulder for five months and had no friends or family there. I learned to ask for help from my coworkers, people I barely knew, I learned to ask for help from complete strangers. Everyone I asked for help said yes. It was humbling, and overwhelming how much these people took care of me.
In return for the abundance of help and support I received, I decided to live with intent and I started down the path of changing my life. I’ve always believed in karma, the idea that what comes around goes around, but this was the first time I was in the middle of that experience. Because I received so much I decided to give back even more, whenever I could. It created some very beautiful friendships.
Offering as much as I could also pushed me out my comfort zone. It’s not always easy to focus on other’s needs, especially when you’re starting to put your own life back together. But it was great to push what I was comfortable with, and to give what little I felt I had to offer.
The intent to live fully and to deeply explore life with boundless curiosity has made all the difference in how I create my reality. 2016 was jam packed with adventures, learning new things, and cultivating relationships because that’s what I set out to explore and build.
Instead of accepting whatever was offered to me, I started creating the experiences I wanted to have. It took some time. It took a lot of baby steps. Ultimately it lead me to lots of road trips, a lot of nights filled with the Milky Way overhead, and quitting my job in order to pursue creating a business that will allow me location independence.
I never thought I’d be where I am today, but I got here because I kept envisioning it, re-envisioning it, and re-re-envisioning it. Draft after draft, idea after idea, all these different pieces have finally started fitting together and I am making the life I want to live.
You can create the life you want too.
Believe me, you CAN do it too. I’ve been to rock bottom. I never thought I’d get back up. But rock bottom is where you meet the this fire in you called Intent. And Intent, or putting that energy out into the world, will lead you to exactly where you are meant to be.
So as the New Year quickly approaches, take a minute to set one goal for the year. But don’t wait until January 1st to act on it. There is no better time than right now.
You can do anything you set your mind to. It won’t always be easy, but the energy you put into creating something will be returned to you. Share that energy with the world.
Live with intent. Give with intent. Create with intent.
Happy New Year my friends!