2014 was an incredible year in my household, and suffice it to say, we essentially experienced most major life transitions in just one year. While a bit non-traditional, it all felt like it was unfolding at exactly the right pace for us.
My spring break last March was a mixed bag. It was great to get a little bit of space from work, but I couldn’t help but feel extremely uneasy. I loved being able to spend more time at home with my dog, and I loved having the time and energy to read for pleasure. I daydreamed about what it might be like to live on a schedule that was all my own and without a long daily commute. But on the flip side, I felt trapped in a lifestyle that no longer served me.
Never one to wallow for very long, I went out and got a dog. I went to all the shelters in the area before finding her: she was soft, cuddly, and affectionate and she immediately filled an important spot in our family. While Sasha did not bring about a completely new lifestyle, she made me feel less guilty for leaving Peter all day, and that was a start.
The year continued, as did my uneasy feelings about continuing at a job that was only partially fulfilling when I had so many other interests. Slowly, and with my husband’s help, I cut back on my commitments at school, spent more time on things that interested me like yoga, writing, and intuitive readings, and got knocked up J I chose to incorporate more things that energized me and less things that drained me, and I would say without a doubt that 2014 has been my favorite year yet.
A year ago, my husband and I drove back from our holiday trip to the Midwest and talked about all that we wanted to accomplish in 2014. We accomplished many of those goals, put a few on the backburner, and added some new ones in we hadn’t yet dreamt up at this time last year. This year I have a different approach. 2015 will bring one very obvious change to my life, in that I have to expel a tiny human from my body and then take care of him. But that’s about all I am sure of. My intention is to continue to follow my intuition—what my gut is telling me—to help guide any changes or transitions that I may come across.
Most of my reading clients also describe a feeling of uneasiness about them, as if they know they are about to jump off a cliff, they’re just not sure which cliff or how to jump. While it’s tempting to set a bunch of goals at the beginning of the year, I think it’s more important and more meaningful to set an intention. What do you want more of in your life? Love? Creativity? Flexibility? Fun? Whatever it is, keep that intention in mind while you make decisions throughout the year, and you will always make the decision that is most in alignment with your higher self.