mindfulness, personal

Mirror, mirror, on the wall

It’s time for reflection. Who am I? I don’t know about you, but for me it literally feels like this year has gone by with a blink of an eye. One practice that was helpful this year was setting an intention. I remembered about this time last year I wrote down that I’d like to visit one new place/city a month, and subconsciously I was able to make that happen almost every month. Another practice that was helpful was making time for reflection every month. This can easily accomplished by setting aside time to fill out the pages of the Passion Planner or the Artist of Life Workbook. Both are great options.

Being that I’m not much of a structured person who isn’t used to long-term commitment (anyone else?), I value the semi-structure that life provides me. Thank you to the creatives who have the discipline to create such works of art a.k.a. planners.

This year has been a whirlwind for me, professionally. I resigned from my jobs, worked part-time, volunteered, became faculty, dealt with unemployment, and explored academia. That was quite a mouthful. Oh, and personally, it was a quite an eventful year for me, too, – living on my own for the first time and saying goodbye to my beloved dog. I couldn’t have done this without my support system and mindfulness through meditation.

Sometimes it’s hard to be appreciative of it all, but one thing is for sure – I’m getting to know myself better, my preferences, my non-negotiables. Folks, you have this life to live. Make it truly yours.

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