It's hard to believe that another year is coming to an end! What word would define 2010 for you? Do you have one word that can sum up the experiences for the whole year? For me, the word is Harmony. The reason why I chose that word is because 2010 was filled with extremely happy moments as well as extremely challenging ones. It seemed like a pendulum swinging from happy to sad to angry to content. When I look back, I can see every experience moved me forward in my path of growth and evolution. The positive highlights for this year are running a 5K, graduating from school, creating Circulo de Isis, starting translating the FOI liturgy, meeting Lady Olivia in person and becoming a Priestess Hierophant. My accomplishments for this year were quite balanced since they include body, mind and spirit. For the body, I lost 20 pounds and I am healthy and whole. In the mind realm, I graduated from college. Spirit is my passion and life and most of my work is dedicated to the Goddess and developing my Priestess path.
As I said before, this year's word is harmony, and there have been some ugly things happening ranking from getting my car broken into and my credit card stolen virtually. Some friendships that turned sour and shook my trust. It's hard to realize that some people are not meant to be part of our lives and let them go but if we don't, those relationships become unhealthy and stagnate.
Besides the word harmony, the other word that comes to mind is Roots. Yes, roots. You may be wondering why this word comes to my blog and the reason behind this situation is the fact that this year I realized for 7 years I shifted all my focus to becoming American - traditions, culture, language, everything; and in doing so, I forgot where I come from. I do look American so it is easy to blend in and since I decided to take my husband's last name - Boggs - nobody can tell where I come from, but this year has taught me that I am proud to be Latin. I am proud of my country and I am missing my language, my traditions, my blood is calling my roots. That's one of the reasons why I decided to dedicate my Priestess work to the Spanish speaking community instead of the English speaking community. When I look back, I wonder who many times I may have sacrificed who I was to blend in, to fit, to not stand out. 2011 is the year where I am proud to be who I am and if people don't like it, too bad... they may not be meant to be around or part of my life. One thing I do have clear is that I am not going to change myself to fit anybody else's expectations but myself, I want to honor myself and be true to my soul. I am done playing the game of satisfying other people's needs or structure just so I don't rock the boat. I am done with trying to fit in. I am who I am and it's time to let go of the structures other people have created and create my own. I have the power to decide, to change, to transform, to create. It's time to live my life the way I want to live it. Not based on fear or expectations but based on my heart and my passion. Can you say the same? Can you commit yourself to be true to yourself and just yourself during 2011? Can you let go of the expectations of society, family, relatives, you name it? It is time that people take charge of their lives. It is time to write a new story, one based on heart, fire and passion. Most of the rules we live by are outdated and don't fit the world we live in today. Just take time and think what you want to accomplish during 2011. This new year is just the beginning of a new road, a new path. You have the power to choose your destination but remember, be careful what you ask for because you may get it.