Yesterday, I turned 37. As I reflect back on the past year and actually the past 37 years, all I can think is: Wow! Look at how far I have come! I also am so excited to be me and to move into my future!
On this birthday, in this moment and with intention, stepping into this year, I am feeling grounded, supported, and so loved. I am fortified with faith, and believe in the next steps with regards to my relationship, my family, my blog, my friendships, my voice, and how I show up in the world.
I believe in my unlimited potential, and I believe that all of the work I have been doing to center myself, care for myself, and go within is starting to show me the results of my efforts and intentions. Often when we begin the work, I find that the result doesn’t look like much, causing us to feel discouraged or doubt that we are on the right path. But it is through the right efforts, consistently over time that we get the results that we want.
To know what those right efforts are is to start to clear the chatter in our mind and begin to learn how to listen to your inner guide–our intuition. To do that, we must create space in our lives to start listening to ourselves. Just start asking ourselves the questions we need in order to grow.
As I leap into my 37th year, I hope to continue practicing compassion for myself first, knowing that it is the only way I can give it to anyone else. I want to trust that I can continue to have the power to ground and center myself, and that through this grounding, there will be a faith and fearlessness that will arise and fortify me in doing the work I am meant to do.
But more than anything I want to celebrate. Celebrate all aspects of who I was, who I am, and who I will be. Happy Birthday Suburban Goddess Mom!