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What Was/What Is/Looking Forward

by | Jan 2, 2012 | My Journey | What's On My Mind


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!

Tara Joyce

Written by Tara Joyce

In 2008, I started this blog as I began working for myself. It is a reflection of my innerpreneurial journey, growing myself to grow my business. ABOUT ME

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