DailyRi 021: Theme Words for 2017, 2018 & 2019

IT HAS BEEN A CRAZY FEW YEARS FOR YA GIRL.

 
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I WAS Listening to one of my favorite podcasts THE OTHER DAY (the potter’s house at one la) THAT SUMMARIZED 2017, 2018, & 2019 BY SAYING 2017 WAS THE YEAR OF ALIGNMENT, 2018 WAS THE YEAR OF BECOMING & 2019 IS THE YEAR OF PERSPECTIVE.

i don’t know about you, but that couldn’t have been more spot on as far as my journey goes. at some point in my notes section over the past few years, i have described the past two years using those words.

LET’S SUMMARIZE:

2017 was the year my dad & grandpa passed away, months apart. life hit my family hard, but diamonds are a result of serious pressure. in my case, my diamond was in the form of discovering my purpose. in the podcast, they talked about how alignment isn’t a given. in other words, just because one has discovered their purpose doesn’t mean they are actively walking in it every day. 2017 was when i learned what it felt like to be on & off track.

2018 was the year of becoming. of all the gems 2018 had in store for me (doing well on my gmat, building my brand, quitting makeup, excelling at work, quitting my job- yeah…that was an accomplishment too, getting into a top 10 business school, traveling more than ever, closing out a successful first semester, starting the lead with grace scholarship, etc.), by far the most important thing i was able to do in 2018 was uprooting & healing from past traumas, unhealthy thought patterns & lack of self love. 2018 was certainly my year of becoming the graceful leader i have always wanted to be.

2019 is most certainly my year of perspective. i just see things so differently this year & as a result, i feel so different. i have achieved a level of peace i’ve never felt before, & i don’t feel the need to control things as i used to. i don’t feel anxious, i don’t feel sad, i don’t feel lonely, i don’t feel self doubtful, i just feel like things are clicking. & i know this means something super important. especially given the sequence of the last two years.

the chronology is kind of crazy. finding my way (alignment), preparing to travel (becoming), & now, the actual roadmap (perspective). it felt really good to synthesize three of the most momentous years of my life into one-word themes. i’m ready to take this year’s perspective & run with it.

I AM EXCITED, TO SAY THE LEAST.

only love,

ri


WHAt’s THIS Dailyri SERIES?

INTRODUCING THE DAILYRi SERIES.

Inspired by Gary Vaynerchuck’s DailyVees, DailyRi is my daily commitment to documenting my #roadtorima, in shorter form riflections, 1) because writing makes me happy, and 2) i’ve become obsessed with walking in my purpose & drafting a story that I can be proud of.

SO I’LL BE HERE EVERY DAY.