S2Episode07 This Acronym Is My Guiding Light

January 15, 2024

Good morning from Milano. What’s on my mind today is my word for the year. I’ve been debating whether or not to share it. On the one hand, it feels super personal. On the other hand, I feel like it’s a way of sharing my process and urging you to find your own way.

This is not a comparison game. I think I told you in a previous episode that I felt shut down at the beginning of the year when I kept seeing people asking about goals and sharing their word for the year. Then after conversation with one of my friends, I decided to simply allow for it to come to me.  I have the clear intention every year that I want to direct my time and energy and my thoughts, but this trying to come up with my goals or my word for the year became like homework.  I’m really glad that I let myself off the hook and waited for it to come, because in my case it came in one fell swoop. One morning I was lying in bed in that liminal space between worlds and it just came to me.Anyway, I’ve decided that I’m going to share it because it may be helpful to someone, and if it is triggering for you just turn me off.

I am one of those people that likes acronyms, and I often try to take my ideas and make an acronym of it. This is in part because I have a bad memory and a little bit because I think an acronym is a way to see for myself if what I have in mind was some lofty idea or whether it’s something that really landed. If I can remember it, it’s a signal to me that it’s more meaningful. Anyway, I got lucky and the thoughts I was having about how I want to direct myself this year turned out to be the perfect acronym.

My acronym this year for 2024 is SERVE.  You’re likely to jump to the conclusion that it’s about how I want to serve with Dear Constance.  In reality, SERVE is all to remind myself and to stay connected to what’s important to me –  and for me – in order that I can show up grounded in my highest self, in my best energy, in order that I may serve.

So here we go. S is for support systems. By that I mean support and systems and asking for help in the areas of my life where I need support, especially Dear Constance. Having good systems will allow me to be more in flow, to have more fun and to do more of what I love most with Dear Constance. I know that having systems in place creates time and space for me to do more of what I love most in Dear Constance and to be more in flow when I work.  Moving along, E is for effort and excellence. R is for respect, respecting myself and respecting my process. V is for the Roman goddesses Venus and Veritas. I’m declaring to myself, consistently, that I’m ready for my next love and I want to make space for it. I want love in my life. And Veritas is to remind myself of the importance I attribute to standing in my truth and being a speaker of truth. The final E in serve is for expectation. because I seek to live my life in positive expectation.

I truly believe that the master plan for our life Is better and more beautiful and more perfect than we can imagine, and I like to live with this sense of positive expectation.

So there you have it. Those are the core thoughts and feelings I want to be grounded in as I direct myself this year, and I’m going to kick this off right here and right now with the word support. I need some support with Dear Constance. I realized that one of the reasons that I haven’t done this Rocket Fuel call yet  is because I need help.  In fact, that’s what got me on to this idea of support systems. I was asking myself why I keep putting off the call. Am I sabotaging myself? That’s when it came to me that it is indeed important to me, but what’s  shutting me down is that I’m not that person best suited to organize the zoom call. That’s not what I’m good at. So if there’s anyone who happens to be listening that would like to raise their hand to help me organize that call, I’d be very grateful to you. The idea is to bring together people on a zoom call who want to be part of the rocket fuel group to come together four times a year, once per quarter, because they value the support of being with like-minded people to direct their time and energy and effort to intentionally create a great year for themselves. So, thank you to anyone who may be willing to raise their hand to help me out on that. I’d really appreciate it.

I will say, I do feel a little vulnerable having shared my word for the year. So there you have it. That’s all for today until next time from my heart to yours.

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