New Year, New Beginnings


As the new year rolls in I can’t help but feel the need to reflect upon all of the lessons wisdom from all of the screw-ups  experiences that 2012 has so graciously thrown unraveled for me throughout the past twelve months. What better time than now to review, renew and revitalize my passions, goals, and self-criticism self-growth? As I was zoning out meditating tonight, I felt this beautiful new beginning course through my body. I’m serious. I actually felt a slight quiver resonate within me and all I could think of was WOW, new energy! Never mind the fact that my phone just happened to be on vibrate and it’s location was, yep you guessed it, tucked between the couch cushions directly beneath me. But, this is the New Year, people – and I for one say bring it on!

Some of my intentions for 2013 include:

~Letting go. This one is a biggie for me. I am the type of person who has a hard time surrendering. I’m not quite the control freak per say, but I have a tendency to create unwanted anxiety within myself for no apparent reason {or for every apparent reason possible} – you pick. Do you follow me? I’m almost positive a lot of mothers feel this way, and ladies we need to just accept the fact we will inevitably wear ourselves out down the road if we haven’t already. I’m afraid if I don’t start wiping the slate clean every once in a while my body will be permanently planted face down on the living room carpet with gummy treats stuck in my hair and glitter glue coming out of my eyeballs. Now that’s a pin I’d like to see on Pinterest.

~Inviting More Positive Influence into My Life. I have been contemplating lately how I can attract more positive energy and flow into my life. What I keep coming back to is looking within myself. By accepting the reality of who I am, focusing on the parts I want to change, and consciously working towards being the person I attain to be – I hope to become a magnetic force for all that is good and loving and kind.

~Stop Taking Things Too Personally. I am a very non-confrontational person. In fact, I want nothing more than to hold hands with everyone and sing Kumbaya. Problem is, not everyone wants to hold hands with me and sing Kumbaya. Really.

~ Enjoy Living in the Moment. This one speaks for itself. When we live in a more, more, more culture, it’s easy to get caught up in the I need this, this, this and this. And when I get this, this, this, and this, I will happier or bigger or better or richer or smaller or smarter or prettier or blah blah blah. Dear Lisa, Stop feeding this vicious cycle. Live for today with what you already have: An open heart. A beautiful family. A willingness to learn. A zest for life. A love for the present. A new year. A new beginning. 

What are your intentions for the New Year?

16 thoughts on “New Year, New Beginnings

  1. I love your “intentions” and the fact that you call them “intentions”. My intentions this year are to try harder in general. I’ve had a rough two to three years with my son’s illness and death, and I’ve let it get me down in ways that are really negative to my health. I need to reclaim myself and remember that I am still here for my husband and my other sons. Thanks for your continued inspiration!

    • Kathy,
      I think about your story often and hope and pray for peace in your family. Your strength is something that inspires me daily. You are one amazing woman and mama. I am so happy to have “met” you in the blogging world. Much love, light, and happiness to you always.

  2. I love your “Stop taking things so personally” point. I too am a lets love everybody kind of person and not everyone is always so forth coming with thier joy LOL.

  3. This is a great list of intentions for the year! So positive and will add so much to your life. And I like that you’ve tackled the big issues that we let bog us down, really a molehills to mountains situation anyway and you’re just putting it right back in perspective. Wishing you the best for 2013!

  4. I love this! “Letting go” is definitely something I’d like to work on. My son has an undiagnosed syndrome and I still have days where I beat myself up thinking I missed something or could have done things differently so he wouldn’t have to face any issues. He’s making really great progress, so most days I’m ok, but I’d really like to see less of the hard days this year….some of our hopes for this year

    • I wish you light and love and happiness this new year and always. What a lucky boy to have such a wonderful mama :O) Remember to take some deep breaths and “let go” once in awhile. I will as well.


  5. I’m learning to quell my temper…I used to have this compelling urge to say whatever I felt whenever I felt it, and had a hard time biting my tongue with my husband and kids. Now I’m learning to sit with my feelings for a bit, figure out if it’s actually something worth bringing up, and most of the time, if I let the moment pass, the anger and impatience goes with it!

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