New Year’s Wish List








To many of us, a new year feels like a clean slate as a time to live life a bit better than we had done in the past year. Ooo, in reading that, did your heart lift a little? Perhaps your spine straightened and you’re sitting a little taller? If so, then I’ve struck the right chord. Now, raise your hands if you’ve ever set new year’s resolutions. 1, 2, 3, ok lots of you. Now keep your hands up if you’ve ever failed on your new year’s resolutions. 1, 2, 3, still lots of you. The thing about resolutions is, we feel like a failure if we don’t follow through.

Last year I gave some handy doshalutions, which includes some easy and helpful ideas on creating resolutions based on your dosha(s). But instead of resolutions (or doshalutions) this year, I decided to do something different. I decided to set my eyes on 2013’s prizes and created a wish list instead. Soooo twinkley! And I know that by visualizing it, I can achieve it. I really do. When I set my sights on something, it’s only a matter of time before I get it (sounds cocky, but it’s not. It’s faith). It’s kinda like I can rely on the sky being blue, if even underneath the clouds. I know I will see blue sky if not today, then sometime soon. I just know it. If you have that outlook on your wishes and intentions, they will unfold before your eyes. The coolest part is that you won’t necessarily know how you got there, you will suddenly look around and all the pieces just fit together to result in what you pictured. Don’t worry about the puzzle pieces, see the picture. Got me?

Anyway, as fate would have it, this year my husband and I each bought each other inspirational journals for Christmas presents. It’s our space to doodle, write out visualizations, set intentions, and form in our minds what we see in 2013! To celebrate our synchronicity and kick things off, we did a little exercise yesterday to envision what 2013 could be, if we set our minds free and let our imagination soar, without constraint or judgement. I normally do this by myself annually but it was fun to also do it together. We talked about jobs, our home, travel, and even subtle things like having more happy scents! Ha! Something so small can really shape our world, right? Off to get those fumey sticks in the little jar…

If you are inclined to ditch resolutions this year (I won’t tell or judge), then maybe this will resonate better. Visualize. Imagine. Create. And write it all down. Have you ever written down your new year’s intentions/wish list before? How did it feel to write it all out? And, did your wishes manifest? Do share your stories with us–what better time of year to inspire and ignite each other! XO!

This is just part 1. Part 2 will include several ideas to create your new year’s wish list. :)


7 Responses to New Year’s Wish List

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  4. Kibby says:

    LOVE this concept! I have been doing this lately and yes, it is amazing what happens when you allow yourself to dream BIG (create) and then to see it really happen – I’ve got the affirmation/ creation bug and LET IT ROLL! Look forward to Part 2 real soon. Glad to see more posts from you, Monica! :)

  5. caren says:

    I LOVE this idea as it’s far less oppressive as resolutions which are just more “to dos”.

    One of my wishes is to see how my friend monica is doing! We’re do for a catch up!!


    • Monica says:

      Hi hi! Yes Caren! Let’s talk soon for a catch up! Especially with the new year approaching…you are one of my favorite sources for mind-opening inspiration :) xoxo!

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