2017, Here I am!
I've been asked if I'm choosing a word for the New Year, it's one of the hot things to do instead of resolutions, and I said no. I can't even remember my word from last year. So much for that. One less thing I need to try and remember is a good thing! A random word for me to work on when I remember to, stored up there with passwords, social security numbers and birthdays, doesn't stand a chance! But I did have a revelation this morning that is summed up in the picture above and one I want to share with you.
I gathered some takeaways as I was reflecting on 2016. 2016 was a year of lots of shifting and growing and launching. I learned a lot. 2016 was a year I would put in "It was a good year column". It was a year of transitioning into a new business, Shift to Joy. A year of reinventing an old business and transitioning it into this Blog, Hollyhocks and Heels with my daughter, Wren. A year I stepped into ME and discovered what that meant. I became more self-assured, uncovered truths, learned to really listen to myself and really explore what the answers I heard meant. It was a year I would say was lived almost exclusively by me listening to my intuition and acting on it. 2016 was a year of helping women in transition learn these same skills to implement into their lives. A year of developing crystal clear expectations from myself, my marriage and my businesses. I have just begun working on surrendering, something that came to me with some automatic writing a few weeks ago and I will carry this with me into the New Year.
2017 Here I am!
At first I wrote "2017 Here I Come!" but that didn't feel right. It felt like I was ready to grab 2017 by the horns and wrestle it aggressively until I got what I wanted! Not this year, I'm using a different approach than ever before. It'll be a year of Intentional Action. The beautiful, inspired picture above sums up what I have in my vision for 2017. It is going to look and feel like the picture above and is more in line with the title,
"2017, I surrender, here I am."
As I was doing a little brainstorming and deep cleaning this morning the phrase "All Things..." came to me, in relation to a selling avenue for Hollyhocks and Heels. I started exploring what this meant and what it should be followed up with. I tried on different themes, genres and time periods, none of which seemed right. I then hit the word Aqua. Yes, All Things Aqua. I'm assuming this is in part inspired by someone I'm doing some work for. She has branded herself with a color (not aqua) and has found deep meaning in her work and delivery of her message with her color. I shouldn't be surprised by the color aqua coming up for me because it has been a recurring color throughout my life. My senior prom dress was aqua and my date was my now husband. Our last house in California even had aqua drapes in the living room and my current laundry room is a beautiful shade of this serene color. I love turquoise jewelry (one of the few necklaces I wear) and stones and believe it has many healing properties and provides strength. Beachside in Mexico is my very favorite place to go to think and rejuvenate in the magical turqoise waters. A couple of months ago I bought my 2017 planner, yep, aqua. And for Christmas, my Aunt got me the journal in the picture. So no surprise indeed.
As I thought about the phrase All Things Aqua, I took a walk around my house and gathered the items for my picture. Beautiful.
In the picture, I see history, beauty and a deep connection to nature and the earth. It feels grounded, soft, clear as a bell, and evokes grace and understanding. It stays in it's lane but flourishes with options, knowing exactly who it is, where it is and is content and rooted with just being. It speaks of flowyness, peacefulness and it smells of the sea and sounds like the tolling of church bells. It's intentional and prepared to implement the growth within.
That's what I see in this picture and in me for 2017! I can't wait to see where this Intentional Action takes me ♥
Happy New Year from
Hollyhocks and Heels!
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