What Was/What Is/Looking Forward


As the new year unfolds before me, I’ve spent time reflecting on the year that passed, and how I will grow in 2012.

What was in 2011…

What were some of your favourite moments?

  • Being with Daniel (my husband) looking out over the lights of downtown Toronto from 50 stories up while a snow storm blew outside
  • Meeting Jack (my dog) for the first time
  • Taking Jack to the park for the first time
  • Signing my first car lease
  • Landing on Big Island (Hawaii)

What challenged you?

  • My confidence
  • Being a true partner
  • Not caretaking
  • My performance anxiety
  • Being a loving and supportive to myself
  • Breaking old patterns

How did you spend your time?

  • Writing
  • Designing
  • Supporting
  • Reading
  • Walking
  • Travelling
  • Singing
  • Practicing yoga

What are you proud of?

  • My happiness
  • My family
  • My work

What did you learn?

  • It’s not you, it’s me
  • Why I need to not fix things
  • Why I need love and support
  • How to let you, and it, be
  • To trust and respect my instincts completely

What changed?

  • I see myself more clearly
  • I feel more confident
  • I feel more supported and supportive
  • My boundaries are stronger
  • I see my personal history clearly
  • I am a doggy mummy
  • I have my own (car) ride
  • I’ve experienced Hawaii

Who was significant in your life?

  • My teachers/coaches/mentors: Teya, Ivy, Christine and Bill
  • My family
  • My friends
  • My clients

What were you loving this year?

  • My love
  • My strength
  • My patience
  • My clarity
  • The positive growth around me

What will you be glad to leave behind?

  • Loud neighbours
  • Flimsy boundaries
  • A dog-free existence
  • Self imposed restrictions

What do you want to remember?

  • Who I am
  • Why I am beautiful
  • What I need

What do you wish to celebrate?

  • LOVE

In one word, 2011 was the year of… ?

  • letting go

And casting a little into 2012…

What do you want more of?

  • Love
  • Confidence
  • Meaningful Words
  • Abundance
  • Adventure

How do you want to grow?

  • Be more accepting and supportive of my art
  • Practice and fortify my boundaries and confidence
  • Become a more awesome writer
  • Be a better listener, and less of a fixer

What word will you choose to guide you through this year?

  • **~** SHINE **~**

What do you want to be celebrating next December?

  • An abundantly joyful and adventure-filled year

The lovely Creativity Coach Jamie Ridler included these questions for reflection and visioning in her December newsletter. Thank you for the inspiration and friendship, Jamie!

What Was/What Is/Looking Forward

By Tara Joyce Time to Read: 2 min