October and November are my favorite months. Fall is my favorite season.
I love fall fashion (gimme all the boots 👢& scarves!! 🧣 ). I actually reposted something about this on IG yesterday. Thank you, universe.
I got married in the fall, almost two years ago.
Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love dressing up and theme parties.
I thought, with the fall solstice just passing through a week, or so, ago, I would get back into the swing of writing out my monthly intentions as a better way of sticking to them than just thinking them.
I’ve been reading Marie Forleo’s book, “Everything is Figuroutable” and she said that people who write out their goals are 42% more likely to accomplish their goals than people who don’t write down their goals.
Intentions, to me, are similar to goals. They are the guide post that steer my life for the next month.
Intention 1: Wake up before 5 AM to journal, pull angel card & blog
For the last few months, since April, I’ve been pretty diligent in waking up early and pulling an angel card and practicing yoga in the morning before leaving for work. I haven’t been making blogging or creating content on IG my priority. I’ve been taking care of myself, which is WONDERFUL but other people might benefit from learning about that journey and the things that I’ve learned along the way so I’m going to be more intentional about sharing those insights on the blog here.
I’ve been thinking a lot about this blog and my business and what it is that I actually want to do and the life the I want to live. I love coaching (been doing it for almost a decade!) and I’ve been getting more and more into the energy healing space, so things might be pivoting, we’ll see. I think everyone evolves and that’s great! I know that tuning in, is a great place to start!
Disclaimer - sometime life gets in the way. This morning, when my alarm went off, I ignored it. My little Zoey was up for a few hours in the middle of the night with hiccups. If you’ve ever heard dog hiccups, they sound like they’re hyperventilating and it is not easy to hear as a furmama. 😭I’m thankful that I was able to still get up early-ish and make blogging a priority this morning.
My angel card today was cupid. Love yourself first and all love will fall in line.
It is safe for me to love and be loved.
I’ve had this mantra on repeat for months!
Intention 2: Find a yoga studio.
For the last almost 6 years I’ve had a home yoga practice. I’ve loved the flexibility of being able to practice yoga on my own time, listening to my body and moving with my breath. I’ve missed, however, the community feel of an actual yoga studio. I had one that I went to for a while, then I moved and it was 30 minutes away in the opposite direction of work.
I’ve done research over the last few weekends to see which studios are in the area and which classes fit my schedule with my 9-5 and started there. I already booked classes for this week. fingers crossed that I find a community that I love. My back up plan is to have a paid subscription for Yogagirl.com’s online community. I’ve been a member before and I loved it. I might do both anyway, depending on what I find IRL.
My first class is tonight. Fingers crossed. I’ll keep you posted😁
Intention 3: Be kinder to myself
I don’t know about you, but I’m my biggest asshole to myself and many times it is really hard for me to let shit go. As in, I was conditioned to hold grudges and hold on to all the things that I now realize are holding me back. When almost nothing is as bad as I make it out to be.
Yesterday was a rough day for me. It seemed like nothing that I did was good enough at work. Many problems came up (really little things, but like a lot of them) and I even canceled my own therapy appointment to help out and then was told to leave early. I’m thankful I got to leave but wish I hadn’t canceled my appointment, considering the kind of day that I had yesterday.
I know that nothing was done or said to me out of malice. I know that it is for my own professional development. I know. I know. It still sucks to hear all the things that aren’t right even when I thought I was asking all the right questions. I’m new and I know that means mistakes will be made bc I just don’t know the process or what’s been done before. I have such strong perfectionist tendencies that it just hurts a lot. I used to get angry and think mean things. Now I try to feel, which leads me to…
Intention 4: Feel ALL the Feelings
I felt the feelings yesterday, I cried a little as I talked with my hubs on the phone. Not a bad cry like I’ve done bc of work in the past (those times was bc of a REALLY toxic work environment) like a i wish i could do better when the truth of the matter is that I did the best that I could with the information I was given.
Sometimes our leaders don’t know what they want until we deliver them something that isn’t what they want. Which I get and it sucks when you must redo a project 2 - 3 times before getting it the “right’ way.
When this happens my new practice is finish the project. Be okay, if more modifications must come. I really do want my boss and the company to look good and serve its purpose. Take a deep breath. Trust my gut. It literally always knows for me and sometimes I don’t follow it. I’m working on that too and I’m going to categorize it here.
Intention 5: Play!
This might mean:
dancing crazily in the kitchen with the hubs while cooking dinner.
going on dates (we’re going to get juicy pork dumplings this weekend bc we haven’t had them since breaking vegan)
kissing more - hee hee
feeling into my body and moving it the way that I want without holding back even if that means a happy dance at work. I’m all about showing your personality at work!
going to a theme park. we have a lot that do special Halloween nights here in Southern California and the hubs and I haven’t been to them together.
Snuggle the puppies.
COLOR i have a coloring book that I barely use.
LAUGH!! through deep conversations or while watching a fantstic Halloween movie, like say, Hocus Pocus 🤩
I also want to read audio books I’ve read a lot of books this year. I think I’ve read more this year than the last 5 years combined. It has been transformational!!
What are your intentions for October? Think about goals, dreams, creations or little habits that you wanna get started on but haven’t put the effort into yet. Let today be your brainstorm day and start tomorrow (or later today! why wait??). Comment your intentions below!
I love you and I know you can do whatever it is that you set your mind to.
hugs & love - Missy