Daune Thomspon

MY 2017 INTENTIONS

It is time to head bACK to the island after a week of celebrating with family and friends. It was a week well spent. There was LOTS of food consumed...There was LOTS of time spent on the yoga mat...There was LOTS of time connecting with Mom, old friends, and new friends. But it is time to get bACK into my routine and set my intentions for 2017. My body and mind are ready for my routine and I am VERY READY for the new year! I am just READY for a clean slate and fresh start!

Jockey Hollow New Jersey

"INTENTION leads to BEHAVIORS which lead to HABITS which lead to PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT which leads to DESTINY"

I am not one to set "goals" for the New Year or at the beginning of a new month, but I do believe in setting intentions, which is one of the many things that I work with, with my Life Coach. My intentions have nothing to do with fitness and food. They dig deeper. They are not easy. They take patience, practice, and work. As you know, working on yourself is never an easy task. Admitting your faults is hard enough, but then taking the time to work on them is when the real work begins...

MY 2017 INTENTIONS:

My 2017 Intentions
  • WIN AT LOVE personally and professionally - The past few months I have experienced a lot of bumps in the road, both personally and professionally. Nothing has come easy. It felt like everything was a struggle and required 100% effort, which in the end was leaving me exhausted, depleted, and slightly negative. 2017 is going to be about WINNING! Winning at love, relationships, business opportunities, health, and overall life. A little cheesy...YES...but for ME, this is the kind of attitude I need to make 2017 a WINNING year!
  • Travel MORE - I can easily become a hermit on Nantucket and get into a routine. This routine gets comfortable real fast and before I know it POOF time has slipped away. It is time to shake up the routine. It is time to explore. It is time to get out of my comfort zone. I am single. I am young. I have worked hard. It is time to book some trips and BE FREE!
  • Be FEARLESS - I am always talking about being "fearless" and it is a good reminder and intention for me as the new year approaches. I am a very sensitive person, which is one of my strengths but can also be one of my weaknesses. Sometimes I need to take a little bit of that emotion and sensitivity out of the picture and just GO FOR IT! This applies to all aspects of my life. 
  • Have more FUN - Do I need to say more??? I want to travel more...Go out more...Flirt more...Learn more...Build and dream MORE! I have to step out of my routine and live fully and let my full self shine. It is time to get out of my comfort zone and LIVE! It's time to go FUNNING!

It is not a big list and that is a good thing for ME! I believe it is important to keep things SIMPLE! These are intentions that I know I can work on daily. These are intentions that I can give 100% of my attention too. These are intentions that I KNOW I have to work on to be the best version of ME! 

Have a happy and healthy New Year friends and see you in 2017!

Tell me ONE of your favorite 2017 Intentions...

Currently...ENERGIZED

Watch out friends I am ENERGIZED and I am ready to rock n' roll! I am not sure if it is Mercury Retrograde, the Full Moon, the beautiful weather, but the ideas have been flowing. I have been writing them down in my journal, my planner, and on post-it notes, so I don't forget them. I am ready to share...inspire...and take my writing and my personal journey to the next level with all of you. So this is what you will start reading about moving forward:

Inspiring Women...I have met many beautiful, inspiring, and passionate women on social media and it is time that I share their stories with all of you! They are entrepreneurs, foodies, teachers, influencers, and friends. These are women whose stories have resonated with me on both a personal and professional level. They work hard. They are fearless. They #dreamBIG. Even though I have not met a lot of these women in person, I communicate with them on a weekly basis. They are my virtual support system. And I hope that you will find them as inspiring as I do!

My OH So Single Life...I am excited to start writing about being single and why I am single and what my dating past was like! Dating is FREAKING hard these days. It is frustrating, comical, and totally confusing. It is time to put the Carrie Bradshaw hat on and share my stories along with some of my girlfriend's stories because we can honestly not make some of this stuff up! Just like many other topics in my life, I am ready to share the good and the bad with you on my past relationships, because I KNOW that I am not the only one who has gone through them. This space is a place where we support each other. We inspire each other. We GROW together! 

Letting Go Of My Past..It feels good to let go of the past! This is a slow process for me, because as you know letting go of old stuff takes time and it is one of the reasons why I hired a Life Coach because I needed help. My past can hold me back, from truly being able to move forward with personal and professional  It is HARD as shit to let go! I am letting go of people, old habits, and rules that no longer serve me. I will not be taken advantage of. I will not be treated poorly or be used. I will not take on jobs that do not resonate with me. Do you know how amazing it feels to say these things out loud? AMAZING!

Letting Go Of My Past

Eye Opening Experiences...There were a few incidents this summer and even ones from years ago that were definitely a slap in the face for me. They are going to be hard for me to talk about, but that is okay because I have learned from them. They are only making me a better person, so even though they were hard to recognize and admit too, they are helping me grow! I want to share these, so others can learn and know that life is not perfect. We make mistakes. We learn from our mistakes. We move FORWARD from them! 

Nantucket Island

How I am Working On Being The Best Version of ME...Working on yourself is also hard! No one said life was easy. I have acknowledged and said it out loud as to what I need to work on. I am owning my shit. I am reading. I am leaning on friends. I am talking to my Life Coach. I am doing all the right things and moving in the right direction to be the BEST version of ME so that I can help others and inspire others to find their true authentic self! 

Food...Because admit it, we all like to look at what other people are eating! As you know, I like food and I am really good at eating it! Food makes me happy. It keeps me fueled for my training and for my busy schedule. Food is fun and food is DELICIOUS! So food is going to be making a comeback because I like sharing and creating my creations with all you. 

Breakfast of Champions

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