As this year draws to a close, I look back at all the things that I accomplished this year and at the same time look ahead to what is on the horizon for 2015. Usually it is a perfect time to set goals, but the thoughts that I have been getting are to let go of everything that I want to do, and start with a clean slate, like an blank canvas.
Artículo en Español: Metas para el 2015 – Un Borrón y Cuenta Nueva
The end of 2014 is a culmination of seven years of monumental effort to recreate my life in a new way. 2007 was the turning point year in my life where I put to action many ideas and thoughts of what I wanted out of my life. The in between process has been exhilarating, heart wrenching, fun, happy, sad, joyful and so many myriad of emotions that I can truly say now looking back, that they were the best years of my life and the hardest.
I have a new career which I love and gained a ton of skills which are very valuable in todays world- digital marketing.I have a solid foundation and structure so I can provide a home for myself and my son who is finishing his last year in college and lives with me. Never did I know that I would learn so much. My curious and persistant mind has been my best friend because I don’t know how on earth I spent so much time self learning so much technology. I guess it sucked me in because I love it. And the underlying passion is because the technologies created a platform for me to share my voice. My little voice matters in some little way and that is empowering for me.
Of course, now I can look towards the future and hope that the next 7, 10, 20 or 50 years will be my best…better than the past seven years. I don’t know because I am not there yet. But I can imagine. And imagining is what carries us on in the journey, no matter how many trials and tribulations come up along the way. There is a saying about the journey being more important than the destination. This is very true, because I believe along the journey, we learn many lessons to grow spiritually.
So instead of creating goals right now, I want to let go of all the ideas of everything that I wanted to accomplish that I haven’t been able to yet because of lack of time and or resources and simply think of a blank canvas. Maybe some of the things that I wanted to do are not necessary anymore. I surely have a huge to do list. Maybe I need to empty those lists and reframe the vision in a completely new way. Maybe later in the year, some of the things I wanted to do will overlap my previous visions and ideas or maybe not.
So cheers for a blank slate and not yet setting goals for 2015. I need to feel it out before those new goals hit me with some inspiration. They are already churning inside of me because I am feeling very happy. I just don’t know exactly what it is yet. So I am giving it some time to nurture that feeling and I am totally OK with that. I am going to be busy imagining what I dream and dream what I imagine ;)
Wishing you a very happy New Year!