First Day of 2017, First Day of Year 30

Today was an amazing start to 2017, and an amazing first day of year 30.

I went to a retreat full of hiking, yoga, a meditation labrynth, and new year's intentions. These intentions are different from resolutions because they focus on ways of being and feeling instead of things to change about ourselves. They focus on looking deep inside to who we already are and recognizing those positive qualities.

This year I am courageous, loving, free, peaceful, healthy, compassionate, and determined.

This year I choose to believe in myself and love myself.

I recognize myself for being different and for loving standing out in everything I do.

I want to find connection with others. That's what I love.