Keeping it Light in 2016

Blue Skies
Captured while road trippin’ across Scotland, 2015.

Happy 2016 friends! It is still 2016 right?! It’s January! Okay okay… so it’s the third week of January. My internal clock is moving at a snail pace these days, so it takes me a bit longer to settle into reality.

I don’t know about you but 2015 was a spectacularly hectic year for me. A busy work schedule paired with a glorious year of travel, naturally took a toll on my physical health. Towards the end of the year when the pace picked up all around me, my body and mind were screaming for me to come to a halt. But I didn’t do that. Instead I kept going, pushing further, ignoring my all-knowing internal compass.

So at the outset of January, when the air is typically filled with hope, wishes and beginnings, I was drained, flustered and downright broken.

exhausted

After some thought and conversations, I decided to take a timeout from the hectic pace of things, and take care of myself; a pledge to rest and regroup. This isn’t about going back in time and becoming the person I was 2 years ago or something. It’s about acknowledging where I am today, and growing from where I’m at in this moment. Ultimately, it’s about feeling good and reconnecting with the things that help me get there.

There’s a fantastic line in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, where one of the main characters is advised:

I am no jedi, but I know the force. It moves through and surrounds every living thing. Close your eyes, feel it. The light. It’s always been there. It will guide you.

So this is my moment to slow down, take care of myself and do the things that make me feel super. And of course, blogging is one of those things.

Do you have any intentions, goals or thoughts about 2016? For me, 2016 is all about ‘keeping it light.’

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On a side note- if you’re going to do one thing before the end of the month, go and see Star Wars The Force Awakens, if you haven’t already. Geez!