I thought I would skip it this year… I did not exactly feel like looking back and taking an inventory of 2017… But I still gave it a thought and realised that maybe I did need to put down in writing all of the accomplishments of this past year, pat myself on the shoulder (which is something I am not very good at) and harvest all the positive emotions I could in order to be ready for 2018 and the list of goals I can already see quietly piling up on my mental bucket list.
Still, when I started writing about it, so many experiences and growing moments came to mind that it went on for way too long… Plus, this did not quite feel like the proper venue which got me to wonder whether it might be time to move onto something different… But that another story… I moved those thoughts somewhere else and in order to keep it sweet and short on this page, I decided to find a couple of words that were meaningful to me for each month of the year. It might seem cryptic but it all feels right to me:
- Inspiration & meditation & music
- Courage & Montessori & Paris & belonging
- Driven & in the moment
- Loving forward –I meant to write ‘moving forward’ but I love the typo as it still rings true
- Lakes & mountains, moving around and moving on
- Sensorial experiences & digging deeper
- Negotiations, authenticity, modified state of consciousness & smilesssss
- CARE & supportive relationships & gratitude
- Open doors & dreams & opportunities & rest
Truth is I am probably omitting many things, some of them most willingly… I could talk about love and sex and fears and deceptions… but what is also the truth is that this has been a year rich in experiences, in intense mental efforts and accomplishments, in meaningful relationships and in finding my tribe while also finding a way to link my pasts and my present together in order to look forward… Most importantly, a year that is bringing me where I am today, facing choices and opportunities that are both most inspiring and scary…
For this new year ahead, may I find the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.