Welcome to 2017

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Welcome to what I believe will be The Year of Change.

Can we all agree that 2016 was a massive shit show? I made a promise to myself to start 2017 with a Tabula Rasa (blank slate), to leave the past in the past (where it belongs), no looking back, no longing to change what cannot be changed – to instead focus on where I want to go.

My main goal this year is to protect my peace.

“Anything that costs you your peace, is too expensive”.

My life is becoming more insulated. Tougher boundaries. Tighter focus. More space for creativity, growth, and joy. More routine, less spontaneity.

Today is the start of 52 fresh new weeks. 365 days. 525,600 minutes. How will you choose to spend this year? My friend Ze Frank uses jelly beans to illustrate how most people spend their lives.

Time is our only finite resource. Let me repeat that, TIME is our only finite resource. Your life comes down to how you choose to spend your time.

Stop worrying. Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but doesn’t get you anywhere.

Stop looking back. You can’t change the past, so let it go.

Stop trying to control outcomes. We cannot choose the cards we are dealt, only how we play our hand.

If 2016 was rock bottom, we have nowhere to go but up. Choose PEACE.

She is at a place in her life where peace is her priority and negativity cannot exist.


UPDATE: Do you believe in a collective unconscious? Today I started getting caught up on reading blogs I love – and Katrina Kenison had written the following: “As this long, difficult year comes to an end, here is one moral duty we can share and work toward together. More peace in our own hearts, more peace in our troubled world.”

And the following quote from Etty Hillesum:

“Ultimately, we have just one moral duty, to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will be in our troubled world.”EH

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