My one word for the year is EXPERIENCE. What I aim in 2016 is practical contact, physical movement, action. There is nothing more terrifying to me than the thought of being inert, not learning new things, not meeting new people, not trying new tastes, not doing what I love, not loving my life. How much of action do I miss by keeping everything in my mind, only dreaming or reflecting? This year, I want to keep on dreaming and reflecting while learning to take action towards what matters to me.
This is a serie of posts about my experiences in 2016.
Here’s another great experience, and it started in 2015. One of my inspirations who I learned a lot from is Jess Lively. Some of her interviews were really important for me. I find valuable things in her podcasts and especially in her book reccomendations. She is always talking about the 7 habits of highly effective people and I do the same, always sharing and reccomending, it’s a life changing book.
Something she did for years was writing a letter to her future self. When I read about the idea last year on Michelle’s blog I thought it would be very good to try and here’s my recap on the letter I wrote back in January, 2015 for the current me and how much impact it made in my life.
January 22, 2016
When I look at the mirror I see a full person, a woman that discovered what is within her and respects herself and then can offer the best of her to herself and to the others. She’s kind, calm, tolerant and wise with the words she says.
In the last 12 months my creative business grew and now it’s my primary income source what makes me very happy for doing what I love is priceless. Besides that, I created a blog with the aim of sharing what I’ve been learning and practicing to live a life with purpose – this one in Portuguese. My goal is to offer the best of me, so … (very personal stuff)
Working from home I could be more present to my family. I am taking care of our health, making healthier food and being more attentious with hubby and our daughter.
I became more independent, I can now drive everywhere I want or need with no fear, I’m doing what has to be done without worrying about what others are doing, I stopped depending on others to go for my dreams.
I learned to calm the compulsive and impulsive behavior, so I’m losing weight, saving money and respecting others’ will promoting more harmonious relations with my family and friends.
I made new friends that are also enthusiastic about life with purpose therefore we learn a lot from each other.
We planned and saved money for a cruise.
We planted a garden and I take care of it daily with much love. And we have a new pet that is a guinea pig which makes us very happy.
I decluttered the house, made energy cleanse and blessed it the way I learned in Espaço Entrevidas, bringing good energy vibes and making it cozier which affects all areas of our lives.
Above all, I was happy al through this self learning journey because I believe that the walk is more important than the destiny.
Be yourself wherever you are.
Have a great 2016
Jess always reflects about how much she has accomplished and I think this is the greatest thing about this project. When you write it, you are declaring all those things to be true and it influences the energy vibration.
I revised all the paragraphs and tried to rate all the items and I believe I did 67% of it. The most interesting of this exercise is knowing that all things included in the letter still are things I want for my life. I think it’s the first time I don’t cross things off because they don’t fit me anymore. I guess I’m listening to my heart/intuition.
Other interesting facts:
- The 33% I didn’t accomplish includes things that are not priorities
- I had a hard time to find the letter, that is I didn’t read it through the year and yet most of what is there became true.
- I wrote it in the beginning of 2015 when I was not as confident as I am now, but I wrote it as I had already beaten self-doubt and I believe that’s the key to make things happen. As we can find in the Law of Attraction concept.
This was such a great experience and I’m doing it again this year. Hope you feel inspired to do it, too.
May you experience a lot of happy moments this year.
Hope you have an amazing creative day.