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Goodbye 2014!

Dear Me,

As I say “Goodbye 2014”, I am filled with gratitude for it being such an awesome year – truly my best year yet!

I am proud of all that I have become in during the year. Remember, I said that my word for the year was going to be ‘me’. Oh, I know, some people thought I was weird (and maybe, I am) but I knew what I was about when I chose that word.

In 2014, I wanted to focus on:

My health: I planned to be more energetic and healthier at the end of the year and I’m so glad that I feel so better about my psychical self than I did when you started.

My well-being: In 2014 I wanted to pamper myself – make sure I had my regular massages and include a regular beauty regimen as well. But more importantly, I wanted to nourish my spirit with regular inputs via books, music, videos and some courses as well. I’m happy to report that I managed to stick to the plan and feel revitalized. I’ve truly enjoyed working on my Happiness Project and I can see how has helped me grow in so many other areas.

My relationships: This year I’ve worked consciously on deepening my relationships with Jose and my family of origin. I’m also glad that I’ve made some deep soul connections – strengthening old friendships and connecting with like-minded souls who encouraged me to be myself. I was also able to work on healing of some old wounds caused by misunderstandings and fall-outs. Now, I can safely say that the healing work is well underway within me.

My spirituality: I feel so much closer to the Source of all Love. I am glad that I allowed God’s healing light to flow into all those dark places within me, that I have been reluctant to work on because of fear.


My creativity: What an amazing year of discovery this has been. I undertook The Artist’s Way together with many others here. My writing has really taken off – and what’s great is that I’m not trying too hard. I was able to put out one small booklet every quarter, have regular updates on Everyday Gyaan and From 7Eight and send out more magazine articles. Discovering Zentagles and rediscovering my embroidery and knitting were just added fun! And my cooking? Fantastic, Jose says!

Being able to encourage other writers/bloggers on Write Tribe too was so worth the effort.

Julia Cameron says: A productive artist is quite often a happy person. I certainly agree. I’m loving the buzz that my creativity is giving me. I’m complaining less – and much, much more grateful! And the laughter – suffice to say, it was loud!

Stay blessed!


No, dear readers, I did not get the year wrong! This is a love letter from the future inspired by Sandi Amorim of Deva Coaching.

Bless the past. Bless the present.
Bless the future. Bless it all.
~ Alan Cohen


  1. […] Alan Cohen has an interesting take on this story. He says that when we hold on to what no longer have use for, we become petrified. Salt is a preservative. We cannot preserve the past or hold on to it. We must release it to make way for what is to come. […]

  2. Melissa Melissa January 31, 2014

    I’m glad I finished reading your post before reacting ahahaha πŸ™‚ Love it!

    Creativity has always been in your blood and the way you encourage others to bring out theirs is awesome πŸ™‚

    Continue to grow!
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  3. Seeta Seeta January 6, 2014

    It was so good to read this post… and I hope you are able to achieve all this and more in 2014 πŸ™‚
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  4. Obsessivemom Obsessivemom January 5, 2014

    I had to read that twice. Thought you were going over last year’s plan. Wonderfully written Corrine. Loved the optimism in your post.

  5. Dorothy Johnson Dorothy Johnson January 4, 2014

    What a wonderful letter and such worthy plans for the year. I think I’ll borrow some of your ideas.

  6. Rekha Rekha January 3, 2014

    To begin with, I thought there was a mistake in the title. Only later did I realize that you have actually written a post on how you wish 2014 to be for you. Very creative. And yes Corinne, you are always a great inspiration and motivation. I love the way you make novice writers like me feel important. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚ And may all your wishes for 2014 come true. πŸ™‚
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  7. Shilpa Garg Shilpa Garg January 3, 2014

    This is so fantastic. As it is mentioned in The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, visualization of your dreams and positive thinking ensures life changing results. I am sure 2014 will be all that you have envisioned for yourself! Cheers πŸ™‚
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  8. Dagny Dagny January 3, 2014

    I wish you the best of ‘you’ this year. May it be everything you want it to be in your journey! πŸ˜€

    Love and hugs,

  9. Suzy Suzy January 3, 2014

    Very creative doing your year in review with what you aim to achieve in 2014. Wish you all the best Corinne. May you achieve all you set out to do.
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  10. Sukanya Sukanya January 3, 2014

    Happy New Year! Sounds like you re discovered yourself. Here’s wishing you a new year filled with deeper connections, soulful learning and reflection.
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  11. John John January 3, 2014

    This is an awesome idea, Corinne. Envisioning how our end of the year reflection should be.

    I have already planned what I should accomplish this year (the general goals). I have yet to decide the specific (short term) goals.

    Anyways, I am going to try and do this (not as a post, just as a diary entry) and see how close I get, at the end of the year.

    2013 has been a very good year for me (the best so far), and I want 2014 to be a better one.

    Anyways, thank you for sharing this Corinne πŸ™‚ Happy New Year πŸ˜€
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  12. Martha Orlando Martha Orlando January 3, 2014

    I love how the year of “me” embraces the needs of so many others while defining your authentic self more and more.
    Blessings, dear Corinne, for a marvelous, prosperous, and glorious New Year!
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  13. Jairam Mohan Jairam Mohan January 3, 2014

    I have heard of all the big ticket Management gurus and corporate coaches talk about envisioning the future in as vivid terms as you can and all that blah, but this is the first time that I am seeing it in action and man, is it quite powerful or what. More so, when someone as articulate and methodical as you put it in words as a retrospective to 2014, it exudes energy and positivity in a way like nothing else does.
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  14. Laurel Regan Laurel Regan January 3, 2014

    I missed the 2014 bit and thought you were reviewing your last year… what a brilliant strategy to envision the future like that… it’s so much more likely to come to pass that way! Love it… thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚
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  15. Geeta Nair Geeta Nair January 3, 2014

    Ha! Ha! Was confused in the beginning. Anyway loved reading every bit of this love letter from the future.

  16. Vidya Sury Vidya Sury January 2, 2014

    Bless you, Corinne. May 2014 be all your intend it to be. πŸ˜€
    Loved the post, Was a little puzzled by the year, then wondered it it was a letter to the future, and it was!


    Hugs, Vidya
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  17. Aditi Aditi January 2, 2014

    Corinne I want to hug…right now…really do…this was such a beautiful letter from the future…and Kathy has put it so well…envisioning is the first step. May you achieve all this and more in 2014!

  18. usha menon usha menon January 2, 2014

    .Corinned this a very inspiring post.After reading this I feel I must also plan for the future. I do not know what destiny has in store for me. I am already 78. In spite of my age I will still plan what I will be doing in the the coming year

  19. Kalpanaa Kalpanaa January 2, 2014

    Happy New Year Corinne! And here’s to a year of blogging and reading. Wish you all the best. Hugs.

  20. Vaisakh Vaisakh January 2, 2014

    I was about to tell you about the wrong year after I saw the title.. Good thing I kept reading πŸ˜€ A very creative way to ensure that we stick to what we planned. I second what Kathy said, envisioning success is half the battle πŸ™‚
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  21. Karen D. Austin Karen D. Austin January 2, 2014

    I’ve heard many people speak favorably about The Artist’s Way. I should take the extra step and actually read it myself this year. Thanks for the nudge.
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  22. Kathy Kathy January 2, 2014

    I think envisioning success is half the battle. It is all about attitude and you, my friend have the right one to make all your goals and dreams come true. β™₯
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  23. Rainbow Hues Rainbow Hues January 2, 2014

    Y’know I really got confused in the beginning and when I kept going at it, I realized this post is in the future tense. What a creative way to express. Lovely!
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  24. Vaayadi Pennu ;) Vaayadi Pennu ;) January 2, 2014

    Well always read till the very end, is the mantra… πŸ™‚ Corinne… πŸ˜€

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