What a great start to the year! January has been an incredible month. For me, it has been a month of dreaming BIG! During the Christmas period, I received a ton of great books as gifts from close friends and family. Perusing these books I found one underlying and profound message that pulsated through them all, ‘life is too short to play small’.
At the beginning of every year my husband, daughter and I sit down together to reflect on the year that was and set goals for the year to come. We look at all we have achieved in the past and with grateful hearts we gaze forward to the year ahead. This year, we decided to eliminate any restrictions with our goals and really expand our sense of wonder. We started to set goals by dreaming beyond our parameters, beyond what we ‘thought’ we could achieve. We asked the question, ‘What if anything is possible and achievable?’ Our dreams weren’t limited by time, money, fear or failure. Anything was possible. We gave ourselves permission to dream BIG!
With this positive and optimistic outlook our goals became vibrant, our energy was uplifted and we were more motivated to conquer what 2019 had in store for us. This simple exercise of expanding our sense of what is possible and achievable has been truly rejuvenating. I have a spring in my step and I am ready to calmly flow with whatever may come my way this year. I am overcome with an inner knowing that the situations and opportunities I encounter this year are meant for me, they will be here for me to learn and grow.
The month of January has been one for self-care. I have meditated, read, journaled and taken time to really fill my cup. I have pushed any negative thought patterns aside and embraced a more hopeful and bright disposition. I have always had a smile on my face but now I feel my smile is even wider as I see my audacious dreams dazzle in front of me.
This enthusiasm I have adorned for 2019 has also unlocked a more creative side to me. My head is swirling with ideas and concepts for new stories. I have been busily writing, creating and longing to create some more. I am bursting with thoughts of how I can give back and support my community. I really am excited for what is to come!
As most of you would know by now, we are also expecting the arrival of a new baby in 2019. Our daughter is ecstatic to meet her baby brother or sister who will be joining us in a few months. Several of her goals are around being an affectionate and helpful big sister 😊 We can’t wait to meet the new addition to our family.
I truly hope that my family and I continue to push ourselves to dream BIG! I want to instil in my children a relentless sense of wonder and curiosity. I hope this post encourages you all to dream BIG too. There are no limitations to what can be achieved if you believe in the power of your dreams.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH
This month I participated in a 30 day social media challenge (thanks to a wonderful author, Michelle Worthingon). Highlights from my social media posts can be found below or visit de Rose-Ahern Stories on Facebook and Instagram.
So excited to welcome a New Year! 🥳 A fresh start filled with new adventures to be had 💫 Looking forward to enjoying every minute of this journey, completely & wholeheartedly. Wishing you all a fabulous 2019. The best is yet to come! 💜
What are you reading? 📖 One of my favourite things to do in the morning, whilst the rest of my family is nestled in bed sleeping, is to read a good book ☀️ It’s a moment of stillness to rejuvenate & nourish my mind before I go about my day. I was lucky to receive some wonderful books this Christmas, time to settle in & peruse the pages ✨