March is usually about the time we think back to our New Year’s ideas, thoughts, questions, and inspiration. When I reflect back on New Year’s Day, I am reminded this year is all about balance, uncomplicated, presence, and living a truer me. Looking back, the year of 2017 was about soul work. Deep diving, Skinny Dipping, mantra + meditating, desire seeking, sweat + tears = work. And… what came out of this year was action and change. It all started with a lot of questions and reflection. What do I LOVE in life? What do I value more than anything? What do I desire and how do I want to feel? More importantly it started with truth, honesty, and tossing away all the shoulds. I also tossed caffeine, eggs and dairy. Although, coffee loves to find it’s way back.
I discovered that my family is at the top of my “Most Important” list, which I’m thrilled about. I actually uncovered it’s not just that family is important but what I truly desire for my family is their health and happiness. I want to show up and do my best for them every day. Another LOVE I discovered is connection with others and helping them live their best life. This can look different and evolves in so many ways: as a nurse at the bedside, as an instructor with nursing students, as a friend, as a wife, as a mother, as a health coach, as a volunteer, and any other avenue where I connect others with those who want to thrive in life. Once I uncovered this truth I then worked on a list of what I don’t love in life: