That Time in Between

I love this week between holidays. Christmas is over, save for the shopping for half-price Christmas wrapping, bows, and gifts for next year–and, of course, the clean-up. The New Year is just around the corner, bringing with it the chance to create something new, something profound, a blank slate to fill with accomplishments, achievements and even brand new mistakes. This week is a time for contemplation, planning, celebrating the victories of this waning year and anticipating the new year to come.

This is the time to complete the past and create a new vision for the future. What’s your vision for 2014? Do you have your “theme” for the year? Mine is “The Year of the EveryDay Diva.” I’ve redefined diva to mean a woman who 1) knows what she wants; 2) knows how to get what she wants and 3) honors the people who support her. This can be gender-neutral, by the way… guys can be “divos.”

As you peer into the future, what do you see? I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions because too often they’re short-lived promises related to weight loss and going to the gym. But I do believe strongly in the power of intention and the law of attraction, another reason I like this time of year so much. We have this glorious week to think about what we want to generate in the New Year, declaring our intentions and deciding what it is, exactly, that we want to attract. Good health? Goes without saying. Properity and abundance? For everyone! Making a difference in the world through whatever gifts we’re given… that’s my intention for all of us.

Whether you create the future year in declaration, speaking it to others, through creating a collage with images from photos & magazines or updating your strategic plan, enjoy this week as a preamble to the year ahead. Take the time to congratulate yourself for all you’ve accomplished this year. Forgive yourself for what you missed. And document your vision for 2014. Next December, you’ll be glad you did.

Happy New Year!