Letter to my future self – to be read Jan 1, 2020

The Author

E. Alana James

E. Alana James

Dr E Alana James is reinventing herself again! Coming full circle to the first love of her life - art - and bringing back to her images all the lessons of her life as author, researcher, academic and wife. Concerned mostly with the idea of images as vehicles for expression of the truth of our inner and outer life experience.

Fast Company today suggested that the best way to (or one way) to set new years resolutions was in the form of a letter to ourselves to be read next year – predicting, if you will the year we have just experienced and recalling where we are now that was a stepping stone to those experiences.  Sounds good to me…

Dear Alana – 

Wow – what a year!  It went by in a flash, didn’t it?  And while some things were unexpected, many were driven by your expanding @in touch@ awareness of your true self and so, therefore, were very gentle and easy.

  1. Art- From not having done one finished peice of art for 20 years to completing 4 this year was both easy, fun and also in its own way amazing.  Who could have predicted the painterly growth as well as the conceptual growth your work exhibited this year?  Funny, you thought maturity came with years of work and many pieces but maybe your accomplishments this year demonstrate that it comes from personal awareness and maturity as well – LOL – much like maturity in doctoral studies from your students.
  2. Business growth – YOU did it! doubled your income + for the second year in a row.  Looking back it seems like now the wind is well and truly under your wings. Some expected and many not – wonderful and a few hard lessons but year after year growth.  Thank heavens the financial challenges have diminished and the way is clear for more help.  Your team is really behind you – be sure they all feel appreciated.
  3. Health – remember that you started 2019 debating on whether and to what extent you could get by without surgery?  Your goal has been me in that you now travel with greatly reduced pain.  While not perfect, losing weight and the 
    DENAS  were helpful as well as Pat Tiedt.  Be proud of the way you maneuvered with the Irish medical system – you did it your way and your increased health and vitality really show.
  4. Travel– Haven’t you become the jet setter?  Such wonderful warm memories of: a) making friends at every regional conference, 2) Craig and Brian in Prague 3) Louise, Jenny and Shelley in May etc.

Good for you! You started this blog – great to see you take the time to feel your life as you live it – and no reason to imagine this ease and grace will go anywhere but up- keep following Viniyoga and the breath work – keep meditating with Deepak and take the time you need to share with friends, so you experience all the love that so easily comes your way now.

I love you – so glad its been a remarkable year.