Full Circle

Full Circle

The end of the year as well as my birthday is always a reflective time. I’ve said it on the show as well as in this space that 2018 was a very challenging year for me in just about every aspect of my life. This year I want to revisit some reflections from my post “Work In Progress” from a few years ago.

What area in your life have you improved the most?

I’ve probably improved the most in communication, not to be confused with me reaching a successful outcome every time. As much as I made sure to express myself and insure that what I said was being received well is as much as I was making sure that the other person(s) felt heard, reassured (if warranted) and that I was grasping what they were saying to me.

This was not easy however I approached each opportunity with an open heart and intentions to reach a level of understanding and reconciliation. I say that I’ve improved because I had to adapt my communication style depending on the circumstance and sometimes my emotions really REALLY got the best of me. I know that I still have work to do however I’m very proud of my growth this year.

Where are you feeling stuck?

I feel the most stuck gaining employment that is in alignment with my career, personal and financial goals at the moment. Everytime I settled for an opportunity in the sense that “ something was better than nothing at all” it failed.

What do you want less of in your life?

I want less clutter. Not even solely in the physical sense. Less mental and emotional clutter.

What do you want more of?

I want more security. I could do with A LOT of security.

I think about where I was at the beginning of the year, where my career was, where my relationships were and in some aspects things are completely unrecognizable. I’ve had a multitude of experiences that called me to acknowledge my actions and hold myself accountable regardless of whether I was right or wrong.  I’ve created opportunities that have surpassed my original intention and slowly but surely is revealing itself to be bigger than I realized. We had an amazing event which served as a reminder of support we have, support for the show but also the various friendships that came from this experience.

There’s no way that I could have imagined the year transpiring as it did however I accept it for what it is and value the teachers and lessons I learned.

Upward & onward into 2019!

-Monique

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