So I woke up this morning jazzed about new beginnings and ways I can take advantage of this symbolic time. Are they resolutions? Perhaps more conscious thoughts. At any rate, here are a few insights and actions to take me throughout 2016 and beyond.

1. Write
I advise clients to write and I’ll be the first to admit, blogging isn’t my thing. But communicating is. So this year I vow to craft honest pieces that focus beyond marketing this and that and tackle my pain points and explore our shared path going forward. Simply, I’m going to blog. About me. About stuff that touches us all. About starting a consultancy firm and the thrill ride ahead. Join me!

2. Kids books
I’ve been working on a kids book for the last three years. I’d like to complete it this year along with my great collaborators, Leslie and Tracy. I’d also like to start writing and developing two other stories. It’s really about giving creativity a home in my home, this year and forever, whether it be writing or some other art project.

3. Tiny stuff
I want to inspire people to live more simply and to do this, I want to inspire changemakers to draft some wild tiny homes! This year will mark the beginning of an exciting time for my…no, OUR, tiny project. It’s important that this remain collaborative and engaging. And that I remember there is no perfect. Just committed people trying to make a difference and enjoying the ride. Hop on!

4. Step out
I’d like to step out of my comfort zone and be more daring. No wingbat for me. But be open and carefree, and find ways to tackle my anxiety and second-guessing. Not care so much about what others think but harness a deep affection for myself and others around me. Be less critical and simply admire, congratulate and LOVE. Freedom my friends is within us all. Time to be authentic, me, grand and fabulous.

5. Do
I want to do more things. Sounds vague but in line with stepping out, I want to host book clubs, and read more, and be in nature, and stretch my body, mind and soul. Throw dinner parties and enjoy life’s simple things. Just be and do, and surround myself with the people I love, people that will help me grow, people that I have yet to meet.

Until then, I wish you all a year of health, happiness, success and love.

Best,
Anastasia

“I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my soul.” — Rumi