Mapping Out an Amazing 2016 – Looking Back

For the second year, I’ve joined Jennifer Steck in her class to map out the year. My 2015 was incredible, partly because I started it with Jennifer.

In order to map out 2016, we first reviewed 2015. It was therapeutic to think about the triumphs, the sadness and the bravery I experienced the last 12 months. Giving myself credit for my past, sets the stage for current goals and aspirations, which lead to continued success.

Jennifer asked us, “What was your word for 2015?”

I forgot to bring my 2015 worksheets with my “defining word”. My memory told me it was TRANSFORM. However, locating my process sheets when I returned home, I found the actual word was RECREATE. I smiled because I saw these two words hand in hand walking through my year. By setting my baseline goals, I followed the elements even though I never referred to my planning documents. My intention was firmly set in my subconscious and I allowed it to happen by noticing people and opportunities that came into my life and then listening to my inner voice and trusting its wisdom.

Curious what happened for me in 2015? Here we go!

Was your 2015 a year you would like to forget? Or was it monumental? Do you have an annual ritual at the beginning and/or end of the year?

I’d love to hear about it in comments.

Simple Wishes

Mansion_BlueSpruceTreeIsn’t this a beautiful scene? The mantle is decked out with matching stockings and a perfectly decorated Christmas tree nearby. They were designed by local interior designers who participated in the Colorado Governor’s Mansion Christmas decoration.  Below is my Christmas Tree. If you celebrate Christmas, I hope it will be as grand or simple as you desire!

Living the Way I Want to Feel

TheDesireMapPlannerBack in November, my writer friend, Katherine Trnka Turpin, sent me an email about Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map Planner. The idea intrigued me. I looked into it and decided it was definitely worth trying. I ordered the planner, “The Desire Map Planner – Daily Edition 2016, (Limited Edition)” and it arrived not long ago. I didn’t open the shrink-wrap until this morning during my daily journal time.

Reading the forward blew me away. Every word pulled at my heartstrings, telling me, “Yes, this is my year to live life the way I feel!”

January 1st is rapidly approaching. If you want to change your life in the new year, go to Danielle’s website, read what she has to offer and consider one of the many options to start your Desire Map for the new decade.