As we move into a new, fresh year, I’m compelled to share some thoughts.
Every new year I begin with certain goals and intentions in mind. I look at the prior year’s lessons that can be improved upon, and reflect on the little victories that can be expanded upon. I think about the people who have changed my life in one way or another, and the new relationships I’ve formed as well as those I’ve released. I aim not to live my life with any regrets so I usually assess moments that I could have been braver, stronger, kinder and fearless. This year has been full of all kinds of those moments. I’ve been blessed to connect with women who are changing the world, who are fighting for their lives, and who are struggling to find their place in this world. I’ve let go of relationships that we’re becoming toxic even though it felt impossible to say goodbye. I set boundaries in some relationships to keep myself or those I love “safe”, and reopened my heart to some relationships that I felt were over.
I use those moments to set new goals for myself, but, I allow room for life’s continually changing path to shape me in ways I hadn’t planned. One of our biggest heartbreaks of 2018, the loss of my mother-in-law, will become a non profit to help others in 2019 at fortheloveofdixiecom. My husband’s illness and near death from starting a statin drug has made me a very vocal advocate for using food as medicine.
Ultimately I am grateful to step into each new year with an opportunity to change the world around me, to make someone’s life a little better, and to share my lessons with whomever needs to hear them.
If you’re reading this right now, know that you have been part of my journey in one way or another, whether or not we have officially met. I am so grateful to you for your participation and your connection. I hope 2019 brings you what you’re dreaming of, and that you have an opportunity to look at your life and consider it full of great moments.
“Just walk with me on this path and allow the light that is inside of us to lead the way. “