Preparing for the New Year

I end this year with a desire for more from my life.  I realize to have this desire fulfilled I will have to be the one to make things happen.  I am wanting very much to show up bigger for myself than I have ever shown up.  It feels a little intimidating.

I have been reflecting on all of the Blessings I have – I have a wonderful family, wonderful friends, wonderful business, I live in a place that makes my heart sing.  I am healthy, I have an adorable little dog, and I have unlimited potential before me.

With the recent passing of my Dad, these Blessings not only have more meaning to me, but also have made me aware of how precious our time is, how much of my time I have squandered with indecision and it has sparked within me a greater desire to identify and walk into unknown fears.

I have begun this “identifying” process and encourage others to invest a few minutes also, in creating clarity regarding what is so possible for this approaching New Year.

What would you like to be different in 2012?

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9 thoughts on “Preparing for the New Year

  1. I too am looking at a better new year. I am so sorry about your dad’s passing. My father’s wife passed as well on Christmas so life is strained at this time for his family as well as for hers.Miss your beautiful smile

  2. I am sorry to hear of your loss.

    I have been consciously focused only on how blessed I am to have had my Dad, to have been able to have a relationship with him, to have the family I have that showed up in the biggest possible way at a time when he needed us most. I am constantly thinking of who we have all become because of this amazing experience with his final week. Words said, love shared, tears that flowed. I have no regrets.

    I feel most blessed I was able to see him one more time.

    I believe because I am living the principles I teach, this process has been much easier.

    I too hope you will find peace within by showing up as your authentic self and ignoring the peanut gallery.

    I miss you.

    Much love, Viv

  3. So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. It is true that as we get older and experience the loss of loved ones we become more aware of our limited time on this earth. We don’t want to waste a moment of the time we have left and wonder what else should we be doing.

    Looking forward to hearing more of your journey of self discovery.

    • Hello Miss Jean! So wonderful to meet here.

      Thank you for your kind and true words.

      I have been so much more focused on “Living Life” authentically since my Dad passed. Leaving him for the last time left me with many questions about myself, my life and what it is I really want to do with the time I have left here on earth.

      My greatest “aha” was about decisions. Decisions made or not made and the impact it has on my happiness.

      I have become a decision maker during this last month and one decision was to discover my authentic self and then live it.

      Welcome on this journey with me. I am loving it!!!

    • Hello Miss Jean! So wonderful to meet here.

      Thank you for your kind and true words.

      I have been so much more focused on “Living Life” authentically since my Dad passed. Leaving him for the last time left me with many questions about myself, my life and what it is I really want to do with the time I have left here on earth.

      My greatest “aha” was about decisions. Decisions made or not made and the impact it has on my happiness.

      I have become a decision maker during this last month and one decision was to discover my authentic self and then live it.

      Welcome on this journey with me. I am loving it!!!

    • Hello Barb!!! Welcome!

      I have been delayed in really getting it going, but am feeling more motivated now. I have felt the call this past week, so will be blogging more from now on.

      What brings you Joy?

      Joyfully Yours, Viv

  4. I too, am sorry for your loss, but find encouragement from your gain…

    These past few years, I have picked a theme – “Not owe a dime – 2009”, “”Don’t ask when-2010″. This year I have chosen something much more positive..”All is Well – 2012”.

    “All is Well” is like a warm cozy blanket on a stormy night, or a comforting hug after a difficult time. all is well, can be said after the loss of a loved one – and also before embarking on a new path. So thank you Viv! I am looking forward to joining you on this journey of authenticity!

    With love, michele

    • Welcome!!!

      Thank you for your kind words. They really do touch me.

      I have worked in the health field for many years. I have been Privileged to be with several people in their final hours. I must say, there really is a difference in how it feels when it is a parent you loose.

      This experience has given me a gift. I will make a consciouse effort of soothing others with some form of acknowledgment when they loose a parent in the future.

      I received many cards from friends letting me know they were thinking of me, and I was amazed at how much it touched me, as well as how surprised I was by the action. It truly moved me and I felt very loved. I love the idea of being able to show up for others like that and I really love the idea of adding that to my list of “living authentically.” I want to be more like that.

      I too have a mission for myself this year and I love “All is Well” because you are correct. Life really is wonderful, and everything always has a way of working out. I repeat these words often myself and I love how you described it “like a warm kozy blanket on a stormy night.

      I have been teaching for the past year “distinguishing language.” “All is well” has such power to calm and sooth don’t you think?

      Thank you for joining me on this journey.

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