"I am recognizing that the voice inside my head. Is urging me to be myself but never follow someone else."- A Tribe Called Quest, Steve Biko (Stir it Up)
I’m not going to lie. When the clock struck twelve, I got this overwhelming sense of excitement. One that I honestly, wasn’t expecting. Up until about six o’clock, my only plan for the night, was to go grocery store and make a vision board. Somehow, I found myself in an old-school bar next to my Mom. Rocking it out, to this live band, singing and drinking. When we started the countdown, there was something in my core that told me, this is going to be a good year.
Seven is a number of completion. Which naturally mean that Eight is the beginning of something new. While New Year’s Day is simply just another day in a new year. We had the blessing to go into the New Year with an full moon. In the spiritual, fifth dimensional world, that brings a different type of energy into being. Numerology says the number 8: puts emphasis in areas of career, business, finances and authority. The number 8 is a great karmic equalizer. You can be assured that you will reap what you sow. So, what does that mean for us?
It means that we have the opportunity to break some old thought and behavioral patterns. To let go of the things that no longer serves us. And to start a new. Instead of spending your time wondering about what you want to accomplish this year. You should ask yourself “What is holding you back from accomplishing your dreams?” When I thought about this, I realized that it wasn’t anything physical. For me, it is mostly all mental. I’m constantly wondering how things will happen? What people will think of me? And if it will be accepted. The need for approval and praise, has followed me in every aspect of my life. This year is about me ignoring my ego and leaning away from those negative thoughts. All while completing, planning and executing my life vision. I know that if I can release the need to predict/ control the outcome, my life will be so much better. This year, I’m going to try to focus on the things, I can control.
I have also decided to only five goals that I will spend my entire year working on. If at the end of this year those things are done, it will feel like a success. Instead of creating a vision board to showcase these five things. I simply created a Mood board. This board is how I want my year to feel. If you don't want to do a board. You can pick two or three words that makes you feel good. (For example: completion, flow, collaboration) Allow these words to be your anchor throughout the year. And when it comes to goals, try not to have fifteen to twenty goals. Pick two or three things, and focus all your energy there. If you can’t think of two things, just pick one. The key is to start small and built from there. Try to make it easy to track and manage. If you are interested in having someone help hold you accountable, send me a message. Because Sis, we must stick together. For years, I have attempted to accomplish things on my own. Last year I experienced the beauty of having an accountability partner and I’m forever changed. It’s a different approach when someone is holding you accountable to finish something. It puts pressure to get it done. So, if you’re serious about change, let me know.
To be honest, the last newsletter almost didn’t get sent, I was scared. But after it was done and released. I felt this weight lift from me. The pain that I felt writing it, had melted away. It was therapeutic and I want to share that experience. I will be stepping outside of my comfort zone and sharing my space. I noticed that my need for connection was not just emotionally, but for my businesses as well. My podcast and Honestly, Sis. Are both getting upgrades and additions. While, I know I can be a pretty knowledge person. I know more learning and possible healing, can be done with different voices and stories being shared. We can learn so much from each other’s journey. So please if there is anything on your heart to share. Let me know!
I am focusing on getting things done. Then having it perfect. In an old Combat Jack Interview (RIP) with Angie Martinez. She said something that hit home, “Stop trying to be great right out the gate.” (Check it out) Somehow I got it in my mind that things had to be perfect. Or that I had to spend money to make it perfect. But honestly, sometimes you just have to show up and do the work. Especially when you’re starting something new or from the ground up. In the past, I paid money to get these articles edited and still found myself editing them down. To stay transparent, the articles will be edited by me. There may be some errors. But work with me. We all know I’m not an English major, but I refuse to allow that to hold me back. When the time is right and it makes sense, I will bring someone on-board. But for right now, I’m going to trust myself and the universe that it is just fine as it is. For me it’s all about taking first step and trusting the universe to provide the rest.
Let's make this year our bitch!
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