Happy New Year!
I'm beyond excited about 2016!! The energy feels different… There is an excitement, a light, a sparkle, a ray of hope in the air.
What are you hoping for? How do you want to feel in 2016? What will the year be about for you?
Over the holidays, we went on a Carnival cruise for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary (yes, my parents are amazing!) and on the cruise, I was 100% the woman I was born to be: vibrant, full of vitality, loving life, embracing the moment, en-joying FULLY. No limitations, no fear – just be-ing present.
I danced to every song, screamed loudly when I won $5 at the casino, gave solo standing ovations at shows, threw cups of confetti in the formal dining room, and squealed so loudly over my hole-in-one in mini-golf that my stepson walked away from the game, rolling his eyes.
This cruise reminded me of who I am – a fun, adventurous, emotional, sensitive, caring woman who loves to ham it up, play, be silly, sassy, sexy, and real!
What about you, love? Who are you? At your core? In your essence?
Being happy in life requires that you be you fully. As I watched my 70 year old parents take over the dance floor with a bunch of 20-year-olds in bikinis, I was reminded that life is short and we are here to LIVE. Your purpose is to be you, all of you, in every situation. You are here to be so lit up that you light up the world with your brilliance.
This may sound obvious but in the busy-ness of life, we forget. And worse, for fear of others' opinions, we hold back. Sometimes, I hide this silly side of me out of old fears from middle school – like it's not cool to be a goof. Screw that – I left that old story in 2015!
*SPOILER ALERT*, I now want to work on a Carnival Cruise (or at least host a cruise retreat this year!!), but this cruise got me thinking… we need to live like we're on a Carnival Cruise every day.
Obviously, we can't be on “vacation” all the time – but we also don't have to be walking zombies. You get to choose nearly every aspect of your life – what you do for a living, who you're in relationship with, what you eat, how you treat your body, how kind you are to strangers, how much you laugh, whether you bemoan your youth or dance the night away. I'm not saying it's easy, but if you've lost your sense of self, if you're trapped in a mundane beige box of life, if you are unhappy, then it's time to make a change.
It's time to COMMIT TO YOU.
So what will 2016 be about for you? What are your hopes? What are your goals? What do you really, really want? What would light you up like a Carnival Cruise every day? Claim it – and so it is!
And if you don't know your purpose, or you've lost yourself and your joy, then I am thrilled to announce that I am running my popular, powerful 4-week class to ignite your life: 2016 On Purpose. I'll share more details this week, but it is an affordable, impactful way to jump start your year. If you've been feeling stuck and you have no idea where to start, but you are dying to feel LIT UP inside, this class is for you. Click here for more info!
As you go into 2016, give yourself permission to live by your own rules. Let go, let loose, be silly, dance up a storm, play like a kid, explore new adventures and LIVE.
Here's to a dream-making 2016!
ps – Remember, I'm going to share more info this week, but if you want to make change in 2016, if you want to commit to you, if you want to reclaim your joy, and get on your path to living your purpose fully in the world, then check out this incredible 4 week jumpstart class, 2016 On Purpose! Click here for info!