I'm not much of a resolution person. The timing of them doesn't jive with my creative cycle. I tend to work with ideas and projects on an ongoing basis. There's more of a natural flow to them than drawing a line between two days and saying, "my life starts in the new year!"
I do take stock, review, and consolidate my work. There's something about sitting down to do that review while there are people in my virtual community and in my various circles who are doing the same thing. Their energy carries me and motivates me to be thorough.
When that is complete, I emerge with my word for the year. Most years my word describes a feeling or state of being that I would like to achieve, like VITALITY, or GRACE. This year, it's all about action. My word is a verb.
Drum Roll, Please...
I'm not talking about doing some light straightening up here. I'm talking about going through every single piece of paper, every single piece of clothing, every single photo, every single book, every single nick-knack and heirloom that I've been carrying around for my entire life and letting a ton of that shit go.
You see, I picked up Marie Kondo's, "The life-changing magic of tidying up." This little gem of a book shows me exactly what I need to do to organize and tidy up my home for good.
You see, I've changed A LOT. My belongings haven't matched my inner world for a while now. And I've been adding and adding to my new world for the last couple of years. This has left me with a lot of old and a lot of new. I'm buried. Buried by courses and papers and kid's toys, and photos, and everything else! Oh my!
If you haven't read the book or heard of her system, Marie's advice is nothing short of brilliant. She teaches to approach tidying not from the perspective of what to get rid of rather, what to keep.
Her criteria for keeping items: does it spark joy?
Awesome. I mean, being the creator of the Joy (R)Evolution, it's only natural that I would be drawn to her work.
This will be the theme of my writing for this year. Until I have finished this tidying project, I shall chronicle my progress and insights as I go. I have a feeling I'm going to dig up the unexpected and the delightful.
You see, all this stuff is weighing me down. I feel like I'm shackled by an enormous weight of stuff that's pulling me under. I spend so much time picking up kid things. I spend so much time looking for things that I put away. I spend so much time cleaning for our cleaner to come clean. I spend so much time on those things that I don't want to do forsaking time for what I do want to do.
To this I say, "ENOUGH!"
You see, I turn 40 next month. I've always considered 40 to be a magic number for me. I've been looking forward to turning 40 since I was 20. I've seen so many women hit their stride and really take off in their lives when they hit their 40's.
Now it's my turn. Finally!
I want my 40's to be all that I have dreamed of and more. So, I am starting this period of my life with a great big purge. I want to make room for the new and the wondrous to fully come in. I'm creating the space starting NOW.
I have to chuckle because before this became my theme for the year, my classes already reflect my desire to tidy. Check out what I have on tap below:
I am jumping into 2016 with some great programs. Here's what's in store. Be sure to sign up for at least one of my offerings in January to give yourself an awesome kick start to your year.
1. Earth Rise Project: On Saturday, January 9 at 9am Pacific, I will be holding my second Earth Rise Project telecall. This month, I'll be channeling: Honey Bee. Get your buzz on and find out what the bees want to tell us.
Investment: Free! (You do need to sign up to join live or to receive the recording)
2. Eat, Drink, And Be Merry - Kate's Guide To Abundant Health
In this three part series, you will learn a new framework on how to hit your perfect weight and to create a steady flow of energy through diet, exercise, and outlook. Whether you're looking for a fresh start for the year or for your life, this class is a must.
Investment: $49 for 3 classes
3. Joy Coaching: If you're ready for some joy infused transformation in your life in 2016, now's the time to coach with me. If you're on the verge of or have gone through a major change in your life and you're seeking stability infused with joy and freedom, schedule a free discovery session with me. Don't delay.
And now it's your turn. What's your word for the year? Hit that reply button and let me know!
Wishing you joy,
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