I did it. Did you? Did you let it all go last night?
My friend Bonnie Barnard and I did. Check out our “party” last night. Say it with me: Burn Baby Burn.
By the way, at the very end of the video you’ll see LOVE, My WORD for the YEAR. It’s a word I know well..up to a certain point.
Oh that dreaded “point.”
I remember dating this guy named Steve in college and he loved me….to a point.
Then, there was the realization that a high IQ only could help me to a point. It didn’t guarantee I would have confidence and self-esteem.
Oh and that Steve guy? Well, I used to say I was great girlfriend. In fact, I used to brag that I was the best girlfriend in the world. You probably know what I am going to say right? I was a great girlfriend…to a point.
Steve loved me until he became aware of how different we were. I thought I was a great girlfriend until I became aware that I was making poor Steve responsible for my happiness. I thought I was smart because of my lovely 147 IQ until I became aware that IQ isn’t emotional intelligence. It just meant I was good at taking tests.
There is one thing all those realizations had in common: Awareness.
I had to become more aware so I could change my situation, get through my circumstances, make new choices.
But awareness can be scary because then you have to DO something.
Yesterday I asked you to admit what you wanted to leave behind in 2013. I asked you to write it down and I would burn it for you.
In order for you to do that, you had to be willing to become aware of what was stopping you. What was eating you up inside. You had to tell yourself the truth.
Then I asked you to find YOUR WORD for this year. What word would speak to you for the next 12 months and help you GROW?
To answer that, you had to be aware of your feelings and your dreams and even your intuition.
Awareness is key. Without it, fuhgeddaboudit.
You couldn’t change anything about your life without first becoming aware that something wasn’t feeling good anymore. (You probably know someone who doesn’t want to even glance at a self-help book. God forbid they change! Who needs awareness when you have denial!)
You couldn’t really experience pleasure if you weren’t aware of your senses. (We’ve all met someone who lives in their head and has totally forgotten they have this awesome body that can do all sorts of things.)
Awareness is the bomb. And the bravest path of all.
So, have you chosen your word yet? Are you aware of what word is trying to break through?
Becoming more aware is one of the quickest ways to keep yourself focused when all around you people want to suck up your time and ask you to do things that don’t jive with you.
And remember, the word should be a word that is fraught with “I don’t know if I can do this” and “What me? Focus on this word?” and “I’ve gotta do what???”
Yep. Your word of the year should kinda scare the pants off of you.
My word? LIke I said, I know it to a point. But this is what I know…I am willing, excited even, to become more aware of where I can grow when it comes to this lovely word.
Oh and the truth is…I could practice this word for a lifetime and it would still teach me more than any word I can think of…
So I say: BRING IT ON.
Go ahead and watch what I did last night. And lean in…you can hear peoples’ hearts if you listen real close…
Oh and here’s some of the things l let go of last night:
And of course, I had to end the evening with a sweet treat to CELEBRATE!!!!!
Check out what’s on the end of this skewer.
Yes. That’s right…MARSHMALLOWS!
Which only means ONE THING!
This is my wish for you:
May this year be the year you…
DISCOVER who you really are
LOVE who you really are
OWN who you really are and
LIVE the life you were born to live,
This is what I wish for you.
Happy New Year.
I send you blessings dripping with a ton of LOVE!!!
What’s your Word for This Year???
Head on to my Facebook Page to share your Word of the Year!