Posted on December 27, 2016 by Dana Bowman


"And once you know how you want to feel, the path to get there opens up." [...] "No more aiming for things that don't serve what brings you to life." - Danielle LaPorte




Am I right?! How do you feel about this?! Have you ever thought about it? Have you ever questioned the way you "do New Years" and how you set your goals?

Have you ever wondered why when you actually achieve them, it doesn't feel, look, or seem like you thought it would? Or that one or all the goals you set at the start of the year with grand intentions didn't quite keep a pulse?

I'm with this concept, I'm in! This concept of creating goals and creating a life based on how you want to feel. Redefining society's definition of success, love, joy, happiness, adventure - you name it - to what they mean to you in your life, on your terms.

"We make a list of all the things we want to have and do and accomplish. We spend a lot of time thinking about what we want - but we don't spend very much time at all thinking about why we want those things."

That why, is what I've been discovering, redefining and creating in my life since last summer when I found Danielle LaPorte and The Desire Map book.

That deeper understanding of myself and how I tick, what my desires actually are and leaning INTO THEM instead of feeling guilty for having them - has been my journey!

And it continues to be my journey as I joyfully enter 2017 full-steam-ahead focusing on the quality of my life, my desires, seeing my nervousness not as worry but as excitement and as simply an experience doing something new!

I've been through one heck of an incredible, beautiful, enlightening journey in just these past two months, I can only imagine the JOY coming my way in 2017!

2017... let's do this!

May you too have the opportunity to dig a little deeper as the New Year greats you. May you give yourself permission to start over, start from scratch, get to know you for who you are in this season - guilt + judgement free - and see the beauty along the way! Be in this space, be in connection with who you are and/or discovering who you are, who you want to be, and what you want for life.

And may you live from that space - no matter the condition - for 2017!