Creating the Future…

“You can lament over what could have been, or you can do something bold; use that energy to create an enviable future. It is up to you.”

Richelle E. Goodrich


Being the Aquarian non-conformist that I am… and not good at sticking to New Year Resolutions…I never start my year on January first…instead, choosing to use the month to “PYR” …past year review… my own personal annual performance review…what worked and what didn’t in moving me forward toward accomplishing life goals…deleting or adding, as needed…regaining focus

  • What were my biggest wins of the past year? What am I proud of accomplishing last year? What memorable experiences did I have last year?
    • The highpoint of the year was November 28th…the day that I married the love of my life…what could be better than that!
    • Our New Kitchen…just what I wanted…
    • My son surprised me and flew in to be at the wedding
    • My biggest win for me was when I finally started entering the photographic competitions
    • Many photographic experiences and new & returning adventures …Rooi-Els, Cape Town Trips, Cape St. Francis beach trips, Amakhala Safari Lodge- Amakhala Game Reserve, Outings with the Camera Club to Van Stadens Flower Reserve…the Whale, Dolphin and Penguin Island Cruise

  • What was the biggest lesson that I learned?
    • My dreams can come true no matter what my age and no matter how long I have waited…Never give up…Hope always
  • What one personal quality did you most develop?
    • Following my dreams
    • Trusting that I am loved and accepted for who I am… even with all my quirks and folliables
“Three things in life – your health, your mission, and the people you love. That’s it.” ― Naval Ravikant
  • What is my biggest priority in 2022? What are my aspirations for this year?
    • Becoming Healthy...
  • What will support me in achieving this priority?
    • Routines…consistent healthy habits
“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
  • If everything were already the way I want them to be in the following areas…what would the results be…in specific and measurable terms (as if they had already happened…

  • Health & Wellness
      • I weigh xxx. I listen to my body’s needs.  My positive thoughts and actions renew my mind and body. I am lean, fit, tight, and light…and fabulous! I fuel my body and have amazing results from my workouts. I drink water throughout the day. Every day my body becomes stronger and fitter…every cell in my body

  • Relationships
    • Mr. P and I have a long-lasting, happy, satisfying relationship. Our love grows stronger every day.  We are in loving, committed, strong relationship❣

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
– Lao Tzu

  • Spiritual/Mental Growth
    • I am cherished, treasured, and loved by God. I am a perfect open channel for divine love and peace. I am connected to the wisdom of the universe. I have a deep sense of inner peace that is always within me, no matter what happens. I am love. I am purpose. I was made with divine intention.

  • Personal Growth
    • I’m not stopping until I’m the best I can be. I want to inspire those around me with my growth. I won’t be trapped in the past. It’s time to work towards the future. I choose to live a rich and full life. I feed my spirit. I train my body. I focus my mind. It’s my time.

  • What will it cost me to not achieve these expectations?
    • I get upset and demotivated. I lose faith in myself. I feel that I am a failure.
    • Become demotivated
    • I waste the precious life that I am entrusted with
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  • What can I consistently do (habits) to achieve my goals in these areas?

  • Health & Wellness
    • I get 10,000 steps per day
    • I have a calorie deficit every day…Tracking Weight & Food Intake
    • I incorporate Weekly Strength Training, Cardio, and Yoga
    • Eat Low Carb…Eliminating the White (White Flour, White Sugar) and the Processed

  • Relationships
    • Date Night w Mr. P
    • Practice Love above all
    • Contact Close friends and Family consistently…weekly calls
    • Be two, not One – making my marriage a priority
    • Communicate-making sure I understand what was said

  • Spiritual/Mental Growth
    • Practice Love/Kindness Daily
    • Practice Gratitude
    • Meditate Daily…Practice Mindfulness
    • Show Empathy
    • Journal Daily
    • I live a happier life in the future than I was living in that moment
    • Study consciousness, religion, or philosophy
    • Learn to work with energy
    • Becoming More Intuitive
    • Becoming more Peaceful

  • Personal Growth
    • Study Daily (5X a week) …study to enhance my skills in Adobe
    • Make my health a Priority this Year…
    • Join the National Photographic Society and Enter Competitions
    • Keep Adventuring
    • Commit to Life-Long Learning
    • Have Faith in Myself
    • Live Authentically
    • Form Consistent Good Habits – Replacing Bad Habits
    • Grow beyond my Comfort Zone
    • Take Life Less Seriously – Enjoy the Present
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There are long term goals broken down into short term goals…losing 5 pounds per month and focusing on that instead of freaking out about the impossible long-term goal that I have set (you know that setting the flag on the top of Mt. Everest) …

In writing what I want to accomplish this year…looks overwhelming…the most important thing I learned from last year is that we CAN have it all…but just not all at the same time…this year I dropped working on writing my novel and put on the shelf for this year…in reading about South Africa…the research does continue…

Ger Healthy and Continue to Grow in my Photographic Skills are the only two Personal Goals that I will laser focus on…the rest are continuations of the habits and routines that are consistent already…

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What would you like to accomplish this year, so you can look back and be happy with the stewardship of your life’s energy?

Love, laughter, and magic for your day🦋

Author: Renée E.

Storytelling Photographer and Fine Art Conceptional Artist...Creating magic from the ordinary

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