This past holiday season I was fairly disconnected from my blog…Should I have written a holiday guide…probably…should I have posted a few holiday looks…sure…but I didn’t! Why? I don’t know…Honestly it just wasn’t in me 🤷 My energies were focused on different things…planning time with family, visiting with friends, enjoying the holiday season with a mug of vegan eggnog 🍺😉
Then in the blink of an eye the holiday season came to an end, and I started thinking about putting together my New Year’s Resolutions, so I went back and looked at my resolutions from years prior. Guess what? I didn’t really accomplish a lot…I tried, but the ebbs and flows of life kind of took over and while it was a great year overall, if I looked at what I set out to accomplish I was basically a failure?!?!
I am sorry but HECK NO!!! 😡 I had an AMAZING year! So I vehemently decided that I will no longer be writing/setting any type of New Year’s resolutions. Why would I set myself up for apparent failure if I didn’t hit the predetermined number of blog posts or didn’t join the gym like I said I was going to??? Nope…I am re~focusing my energy into keeping things flowing and really expressing that gratitude for all the opportunities I am given 💗
Recently I was watching the last episode of Season 3 of The Magicians on Netflix. If you haven’t checked this show out it’s a must for any lovers of The Librarians, Harry Potter, etc… This SYFY show had me at episode 1 so do yourself a favor and check it out 📺 Well SPOILER ALERT…in Season 3 they are on a quest to turn magic back on ✨ To do this, they have to collect seven keys and using them at what looks like a fountain in Blackspire Castle. When they place all the keys in their keyholes and turn, water starts to ethereally flow as magic is once again restored. Don’t worry I won’t tell you what happens next! Plot twist!
So that is actually what prompted me to rethink the way I was approaching 2019. I won’t be writing New Year’s Eve resolutions ever again! I am going to focus on keeping the energy flowing, expressing gratitude, and setting intentions to improve the quality of my life and the lives of those around me 💖
To really get this post started off on the right track, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank all the brands I had the pleasure of working with in 2018 🙏 Some of these brands I am still happy to say I will continue to work with in 2019, so you will see more of them on a regular basis! So with that being said, THANK YOU~THANK YOU~THANK YOU😘
Le Chic Beauty Lounge
California Pure Naturals
My Favorite Hair Tie
Lime & Lotus Organics
Love Drop Apothecary
Find Veg Love
True Food Kitchen
Ditmas Kitchen Boca Raton
OK…now let’s talk 2019!!!
So I mentioned it at the beginning, and I will say it again 🠊 I will not be setting any resolutions or data~driven goals for this New Year…Instead I am going to focus on three things:
💖 Keeping the Positive Energy Flowing
💖 Expressing Gratitude
💖 Setting Intentions
To be honest, I am really looking at these as lifestyle practices…These three things are completely applicable to every aspect of my life.
Keeping the Positive Energy Flowing 💫
It’s just like that fountain in The Magicians. Positive energy, which is most definitely magical, needs to flow…If not, well, the magic stops! I really want to focus on making sure that I am never stagnant…or stuck in a rut. I feel like being in that space could really lead to a build up of negative energy, which can affect us both emotionally and physically.
Expressing Gratitude 🙏
All of this positive flowing energy can be funfilling (it’s a Lucyism lol~not a real word…fun + fulfilling LOL), exciting, and to be honest, quite busy! What I really want to make sure I never forget to do is give thanks and pay it forward. I never want to leave any person, business opportunity, or situation, having taken without giving of myself as well.
Setting Intentions ✨
Our mindset when doing something is just as important as the act itself. Recently, I spruced up my bedroom. I found a new bedding set, my husband DIY’d me a new vanity, and I set up a new Echo Dot so we can actually make our bedroom a hangout spot/sexy sanctuary for my husband and I. I also used rose quartz and sage to cleanse the space and verbally put out to the universe what I wanted my space to be. This is probably the most powerful of my New Year practices 🔮
So what do you think? Did you opt out of setting New Year’s resolutions and if so, did this post resonate with you? I think that this type of mindset is really about putting things out to the universe and listening to what comes back…Let me know in the comments!