Setting intentions for 2016

As I flowed through my yoga yesterday, I was thinking back on 2015 about how great this year was! I faced my fear of public speaking, stayed consistent with my yoga, became the head of our local Crop Hunger Walk chapter, got a promotion and started making my own bath and body products that I hope to turn into a business some day. All except the yoga, the rest was just in the past five months! I don’t think I have had that many breakthroughs in a long time.  At the end of my practice, I felt it was a good time to meditate and do some intention setting for 2016.

I shuffled my oracle cards thinking of the questions, ” What does 2016 have in store for me? What part of my life should I focus on?” Then I closed my eyes and picked my card.


Completion is about ending. One should focus on ending current adventures in order to start new, grander ones. But it is also about being in the moment and working on a legacy to leave behind as well.

After thinking about this for a while, I feel it falls right into place with my intentions for the new year.  For the past four year or so, I have been setting yearly goals and giving my year a theme word to drive my intentions. This year, I decided to go with courage.


Courage to: try new things, try new adventures, to step out beyond my comfort zone more.

Two things are occurring with me.  First is my minimalist approach to everything. No more impulse shopping and I have been decluttering my home for the past year. Also, I want to have stories to tell my grandchildren someday. I don’t want my legacy to be that I have a ton of crap to sort through that isn’t worth a dime and I liked to go to dinner- a lot.  Yes it’s true, Dan and I are never home and we do a lot of fun stuff.  But are the stories epic? Not exactly. So, it’s something to work on!

I am looking forward to what this year will bring. Will I need to go looking for these new adventures as the new courageous me? Or will they find me? Only time will tell.

Tell me: Do you have goals for 2016? Travel plans in the making? New races to try?


10 thoughts on “Setting intentions for 2016

  1. Your and my words are really similar: I chose brave. For the same reasons you mentioned: to get out of my comfort zone more, and focus on creating memories and adventures instead of accumulating more stuff.
    I love that our intentions are so in tune this year! Your past year was spectacular, so many personal triumphs for you.
    I’m excited to follow along your journey in 2016! 💕

  2. I love the idea of decluttering- I NEED to do that too, so hard with all the kids stuff though! My goal this year is just to make it better than last if that’s possible! 2015 was a great year for me!

    • For the sounds of the start of ’16, you just might top last year! That is so awesome.
      Kids stuff…. The struggle is real! Haha I used to do a toy donation once a year before the holidays of all things Allyson either was to old for, didn’t touch all year or that she no longer wanted and we would give it to a charity. Or “giving to the poor kids” as she called it. It helped. But of course she accumulated just as much between Christmas and her Feb birthday…

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