Saturday, December 31, 2011

☺ Goodbye 2011, you were wonderful ☺

I think New Year's is a little cliche, however I also thoroughly enjoy it. Bit contradictory I know. But I don't mind. I think setting resolutions don't usually stick. What I do like to do instead is set personal "self" goals and intentions for the New Year as opposed to resolutions. I think resolutions are too attached to an exact outcome and I've written before about not having expectations (in a good way!), so these intensions leave some openness to what could actually come while still keeping positive goals in mind. 

Before I get to that, I want to take a look at this past year. Why? Because, well, it's fun to reminisce, but also because I want to share some personal experiences as inspiration. My life was pretty "boring" I suppose you could say. I wasn't particularly happy, I was depressed for years, unmotivated, insecure, and had a ton of other personal issues. I've worked through them over the years, and while there have been a ton of breakthroughs I can't say that any year has been quite like this one. I began this New Year with Positive intentions after a disappointing New Year's Eve (and having my own expectations blow up in my face). 
So I started 2011 armed with a Positive Attitude, and the rest seemed to fall into place and come more easily. I began to say Yes to life. I also learned about the Law of Attraction and the power of a Positive Mental Attitude (PMA). These three things made this year incredibly fantastic. I have experienced more new and wonderful things than I swear I have in my whole life. Or at least, that's what it feels like because this year has been absolute bliss and joy. Almost every day was exciting and happy. I still had "bad" days, but they were mostly quick to pass along the road. The difference was I learned how to deal with the bad and see the positive so I could come out with something constructive and to allow myself to grow when the "bad" did rear its face. 
If you haven't, read up on my previous posts; "Be a 'Yes' Person" "The Law of Attraction" and these two posts about having  Positive Attitude: One & Two.

This is what I got up to in the year 2011…

  • Been the Happiest I have ever been in my life.
  • Dyed my hair Blue!
  • …and finally stopped dying my hair. ;)
  • Went to Edmonton for two weeks to visit friends and do photoshoots.
  • Got a few new Tattoos. 
  • Traveled the Oregon Coast with my hubby.
  • Vended for the first time, doing several Markets in Nelson. 
  • Went to my first Shambhala Festival (after manifesting my $300 ticket!).
  • Discovered and used the Law of Attraction to manifest sooooo many things.
  • Met the most amazing friend, who is genuine, like-minded, and wonderful. 
  • Met so many new and amazing friends and people. 
  • Floated down the river for the first time. 
  • Had a bunch of campfires out at Cottonwood lake with friends.
  • Grew our first garden (mostly Cory teaching me ;)). 
  • Went to New York; met Nicole and Jackie, went to Farm Sanctuary and Woodstock Animal Farm Sanctuary. 
  • Camped in the middle of the forest with natural hot springs and wonderful company. 
  • Got a new kitty, Buster. 
  • Got out more! And now have a very active social life. :)
  • Helped friends and family out through hard times.
  • Been reaching and helping more and more people with their lives, through my work <3. You guys are amazing and wonderful! xo 
  • Had the best Birthday ever!
  • Took part in my first protest. 
  • Started driving again. 
  • Had an awesome Halloween! … and punched a guy in the face. 
  • Went Snowboarding for the first time! 
  • Became more active in politics and the elections. 
  • Became more active in changing the world.
  • Started my Jewelry line.
  • Learned how to Silk Screen (which I've wanted to do forever!)
  • Made ReLove all that I want it to be, with growing success and love. 

Generally, I discovered, and am continuing to discover, more and more about myself. And discovering more about myself as a woman; giving my body and mind the respect and love it deserves. I've also been learning about getting in touch with the moon cycles. I've grown more than I can say. And I experienced the best year of my life, all because I changed my attitude and committed to that PMA and personal growth. 

So for 2012, these are my new intentions:

  • To have a kick-ass year! Filled with a ton more smiles, laughter, excitement, friendship, love, and silliness. 
  • Experience more new things! 
  • Heal relationships and bonds that need healing and seek out only the positive in my family. 
  • Read more books! 
  • Start my New Silk-Screen line and it become a super success! ;)
  • Make more of a living off ReLove
  • Continue being Vegan and committed to the Earth. 
  • Go back to NY.
  • Visit somewhere outside of North America. 
  • Keep growing, learning, and experiencing all that life has to offer. 
  • Design mine and Cory's dream home. 
  • Move into a new place where we can grow a garden actually in our own yard. 
  • Build our dream home. 
  • Receive money effortlessly. 
  • Smile every single day and appreciate all that is around me. 
  • Continue to affirm Perfect Health. 
  • Sing in a band. And get my voice back up to what I want it to be. 
  • Relearn to play guitar. 
  • Get a dog. And a piggy. 
  • Be open to whatever else is coming into my life. 

Well, that's all I can think of off the top of my head. Those are my intentions for the New Year, along with a general love for life and continuing Happiness and Positivity in my life. I will see Life as Beautiful every single day! And I hope you do too! Here's to a New Year! What are your Intentions for the New Year?! :) 


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  1. Yayyyyy!! Back to NY!!!!!! :D :D That's my favorite one ;)

  2. This blog is awesome! I am super super excited to hear you may be visiting NY again and I may be able to see you again! :D hip-hip-horray! Your beautiful inside and out and I am so very glad to have met you! xoxo

  3. Aww thank you both of you!!!
    You are both so wonderful and I am so super grateful I got to meet you! Seriously!!! <3 How could I not want to go back?! ;)

    Happy New Year!!! xoxoxo


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