2017 : A YEAR WITH NO FEAR
Ever since I was young, there was always a habit of creating a "slogan" for each new Year. But as I grew I just kinda went with the flow. The year was whatever. Just as long as I made it out alive.
2016, I didn't technically have a slogan but this was my affirmation: 2016 is my year of creative solutions, insightful ideas, purposeful alignment, detailed assignment, connective conversations, strong decisions, clear and defined boundaries, congruent moves, intentionality, follow-through, integrity and finished projects.
This was actually a very strong affirmation for me now that I think about it. I usually go through the motions a lot of times, I am usually terrible at remembering a lot of things. But 2016 is very vivid in my mind and not because it is just ending but because I have never been as intentional as I was this year.
I saw something yesterday:
Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.
This resonated with me so much. I realized that although I felt like things were not happening like I wanted, a lot was happening and changing. Some were happening better than I even wanted. I met and connected with so many great women that I am still very grateful for. I started Learn with Caris with a lot of fear but it has been a huge blessing hearing people's ideas, helping them declutter and bringing these ideas to life.
I gained clarity in so many things and grew in several areas of my life. I pulled myself out of darkness so many times with God's help. I took some pretty big risks this year, I got burned by some and gained experience and for the others, I succeeded and for the rest, I am still in the waiting process.
In 2017, I want to live without fear. It's funny, but I got this slogan from a client who read one of my blog posts and wished me a Year without Fear and I'm running with it.
I want to chase all my dreams fearlessly without worrying about anyone or anything as long as it is something that God has instructed me to do.
I want God to use me to help people pursue their dreams without fear, I want to help people create businesses that they are passionate about. I want to hear that sigh of relief when things finally make sense to them.
I want to be unapologetically me, and comfortable in my perfect imperfections. And be filled with God's wisdom.
I hope that in 2017 you are able to live fearlessly. I hope that you realize that you can do all things through Christ and nothing is impossible with God. I hope you go on to live all of your dreams.