As 2015 comes to a close and 2016 begins, I can’t help but look back on everything that occurred over the past year. Did I make the most of this year? Did I accomplish all that I set out to do?
Each year I choose a word that will be my theme, or guiding light, for the next 12 months. My word for 2015 was COURAGE – I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone and allow myself to dream bigger. I did! Looking back, I think I definitely took a step outside of my comfort zone this year and lived courageously by traveling through Europe, deciding to finally pursue my passion, serving on a mission trip in Spain, moving across the country and so much more.
It’s amazing how quickly a year goes by, yet how much occurs in that short span of time. And as this year ends I see how far I’ve come- how I transitioned from dreaming small, to dreaming big; From chasing dreams, to living them as my reality. If I keep pushing forward and pursuing like this, how much greater will 2016 be? I’m grateful for what I have learned and experienced this year, and look forward to this next year being even better!
My word for this coming year is FREEDOM. My goal is to fearlessly pursue freedom. I want freedom with my time, with my finances and with my dreams. My desire is for freedom from having to fit a certain mold or follow the usual life path. For a long time I allowed myself to be paralyzed by all of my fears and anxiety. I would joke that I am a “square” and don’t like change- but No, the truth is I was afraid of change and afraid of not being in control. Letting myself get away from that mentality, just a little bit has already been so freeing, but I am ready to take it to the next level in 2016 as an entrepreneur, dream builder, and servant leader. I am giving up feeling inadequate and unworthy, and choosing instead to find confidence in my body and continue prioritizing my faith, health and fitness. I am determined more than ever to live a life by my own design and pursue the purpose God has laid out for me.
A few other resolutions I have for 2016 include:
- learning to rock out with my new ukulele
- eat a whole food, plant based diet more consistently
- practice yoga at least once a week
- read at least 6 books this year
- lead by example and be the best dang health coach I can be!
What’s your word for 2016?
What are your healthy resolutions for this new year?
Whether 2015 was your best year yet or the worst year of your life, be encouraged that there is still so much for you to achieve and succeed at in 2016. Dream big for 2016. Don’t remain stuck in your past, rather leap forward into this brand new year and write out the next chapter of your life. Set some healthy resolutions, focus in on your priorities and the people/things you value. Kickstart the year with these intentions and implement strategies that will keep you on track to meeting your goals. Design your own goals and discover your passions. I hope you will go boldly into this new year with an optimistic perspective and a heart ready to embrace beautiful new adventures this upcoming year.
So here is to 2016!
May it bring light, love, and freedom to us all.
The best is yet to come,