Eyes wide open, baybeeees!
I’m stealing this from Gal because it’s been what? A whole month since I played in meme-town?
Here we go:
1. What was the single best thing that happened this past year?
Had to be filling my classes up with very little marketing oomph. (Can I also add Duty and the kids greeting me wearing party hats on my birthday as I struggled in the door with the tons of clothing items my Fairy Godmother bought me? In fact, this birthday was one of the best ever!)
2. What was the single most challenging thing that happened?
Oh, crashing and burning in January between coach/mentor issues, feeling vulnerable in crossfit and radio silence from my PI followers, it was just hideous.
3. What was an unexpected joy this past year?
Now you know that had to be PJ! She’s been a wonderful blessing to me this year. I love her so.
4. What was an unexpected obstacle?
Being blindsided in an email from a teacher. I sorta knew it was coming but the enormity of it at exactly the time it hit me, caused me to go into a pit of shame and despair the likes of which I hope not to go into again ever. I climbed out, though. Awww, hell yeah I did!
5. Pick three words to describe 2013.
Turbulent. Expansive. Amazing.
6. What were the best books you read this year?
I didn’t do much reading but I did do a lot of listening to my Southern Sisters – plowed through all 7 books on audible.com and am going old-school on the last one. So much fun. Patricia Anne is the mother I almost wish I had. She’s always comforting everyone and fixing food and offering love. (My mom did the last really well, the former not as much. I like the combination PA offers. Maybe I should have been born a southern gal?)
7. With whom were your most valuable relationships?
My students. I learned from them, they from me and we all grew together.
8. What was your biggest personal change from January to December of this past year?
I can finally own that I am a spiritual teacher, awesome spirit guide channel and know my shit cold. Also too: I am sovereign in my business. No more outsourcing my inner wisdom.
9. In what way(s) did you grow emotionally?
Vitamin D3 helped calm the meanies in my head so I’m not ruminating over stupid shit all the time. That’s been one of the biggest factors in helping me focus and move ahead.
10. In what way(s) did you grow spiritually?
I think I have a very strong foundation of trust and faith in the goodness of the Universe and I go where I am led. I’ve not been failed yet.
11. In what way(s) did you grow physically?
Pretty sure my ass is fatter than this time last year. We shall remedy that soon(ish).
12. In what way(s) did you grow in your relationships with others?
Letting the grumblies go helped me slough shit off easier. I’m too old now to be wondering why someone doesn’t like me nor I they. It just is. And I accept that we don’t have to like each other and move on.
13. What was the most enjoyable part of your work?
That my students trust me with their business. And that people allow me access to that most sacred of spaces – their heart and soul. I take that trust so seriously even as I joke about what it is I do.
14. What was the most challenging part of your work?
Dealing with emotional meltdowns of some around me. All my drama is in my head and it doesn’t escape much (except here) so when people stir it up around me, I often have to figure out what is mine to address, if anything. I’ve had to say some hard stuff this year. It’s okay. I’m glad I did.
15. What was your single biggest time waster in your life this past year?
Like Gal, I’ve got some issues with FB games. Hers is Farmville, mine is Farm Epic. Jeepers. I have to resist the temptation and notice when it shows up, asking myself “what am I avoiding and why?”.
16. What was the best way you used your time this past year?
Getting organized for a big 2014!
17. What was biggest thing you learned this past year?
I learned that no one knows how to run my business better than me. (Well, bestie does but we are so entwined, we’re like the same person although she has better taste than I do!) I kept trying to give my power away (so cliche to say but damn if it wasn’t true, y’all!) and I learned doing that will land me back at ye olde place of employ full time faster than you can imagine. So, onward.
18. Create a phrase or statement that describes 2013 for you.
It’s the year I fully and completely stepped into the moniker given me years ago by someone I remember with great fondness – this is the year I claimed that I am the “High Priestess of the Woo” in public. That’s who I am and who I shall always claim to be.
So the answer is: 2013 – the public debut of the High Priestess of the Woo.