It took me a little while to come up with my word. 'My word' being the word that will depict how I want to feel this year. Whilst its meaning is represented in the physical act of coming home to Australia this year, it also stretches into my career, body and state of mind. The last 9 months have been all about stretching myself. Diving into the new and exploring the unknown. Witnessing how others live. Satisfying my taste for curiousity. Deliberately stepping outside of comfort zone each day to test the waters and see what happens.
And in doing so I have discovered more about myself than I ever imagined. The last year would have to be one of the most life changing and monumental years I have lived and I am so grateful for everything I have learnt, experienced and felt.
And with that, I feel that my journey is now taking a different course. It's time to turn off the highway and venture down a new path. 2014, for me, is the year of coming home. Coming home to what feels good, what feels nurturing and all the things I feel that my body is yearning for:
*More quality time with family and friends. Creating a new home with my love with the intention of staying in one place for a while (this will be our first permanent home in the three years of being together).
*Beginning my studies in nutrition, which feels like the career path I've forever been searching for and have finally come home to. And sharing this knowledge and inspiration in my new virtual home of FEED ME (which is such a warm and homely place because you are here!).
*Focusing more on my own physical home - my body - and honouring it with an even greater level of nourishment through more regular exercise and heart filled home cooked meals everyday (I'm so excited to get back in the kitchen!).
*And finally, continuously working on a space where I can come home to myself in meditation each day, to really give my mind the clarity it deserves on a daily basis.
So with each day of 2014, this will be my mantra:
How can I come home to myself today? Is what I am doing bringing me home or pushing me further away from what I love and desire?
By asking myself these questions, I am making sure that my daily actions and choices are aligned with how I truly want to feel.
Have you set yourself goals for 2014? Are they still in the forefront of your mind or are they taking a backseat whilst you deal with everything else going on in your life? The concept of choosing a word for the year is such a powerful tool and really keeps you in check with how you want your year to play out. I was first introduced to this concept by the beautiful Rach at In Spaces Between, and have found it to be the most effective way of staying true to myself and living my life in alignment with my desires.
Not sure what you're looking to achieve this year? Or how you desire to feel? Need to get down into the nitty-gritty and get clear on your desires? Look no further than Danielle La Porte's The Desire Map - an amazing resource that allows you to dig deep and discover what your core desired feelings are for the year, and have you bursting with inner clarity. I can't recommend it enough!
I'd love to hear from you below - what is your word for 2014? How do you want to feel?
Big love x