December 30, 2010


Resolutions often point out all the things we're doing wrong and have a way of making us feel bad about ourselves. This year I've been so inspired by people like Erin and Bri who are posting what they love about themselves and want to keep. What a great new twist on the New Year's resolution! Because I believe in the power of putting your positive energy out into the universe and that we should all practice being a little kinder to ourselves, here's my 2011 non-goals.
1. Continue to base your decisions on courage, you've always been fearless and this has served you well.
2. You've cultivated a great ability to listen to that voice inside, however soft it may be at times, keep trusting that.
3. When things were tough last spring, you resolved to keep showing up for life and get through it with faith, I'm very proud of you.
4. You took a leap of faith and went after your dreams and passion this year, continue to nurture the gratitude and humility that are key to your success.
5. You've been stretched in new ways and confronted with new challenges this year, you should feel proud of the strength and focus you've shown.
6. You are so lucky to have the parents, brothers, and best friends that you do. Continue to thank them for their love, support, and care and remember that relationships are more important than deadlines.
I highly encourage you to write a similar list to yourself. I think it's so important that we remember to pat ourselves on the back for the things we are doing right in order to nurture that healthy self-esteem we all deserve.

*images via we heart it


Splendid Sass said...

If we don't pat ourselves on the back, who will! Great list, Crystal.
I hope that 2011 is all you wish for!

I Dream Of said...

Oh, such a great list, Crystal. I'm inspired just reading it. Mine is similar. Best wishes for the best year yet.

Ashley said...

love this twist on resolutions!

nadia said...

Beautiful and inspiring list! Thanks for sharing :)

All the best to you and yours in 2011!

xo Nadia

The Iconic said...

Love this!x

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

I love this idea and I LOVE your non-goals! I'm so proud of all you've accomplished this past year and can't wait to be a part of it all in 2011! xo

cailen ascher said...

what a fabulous idea! i think this is the perfect "spin" on new year's resolutions. time to keep on being our best selves : )

happy new year!!!

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous post! I absolutely love the idea and I'm thinking I'll write the same. You should also feel proud of yourself for writing this post; it's a shame that it's a hard thing to be publicly proud but we all should.

You've accomplished a ton since we first met at Julia's opening back in June. Kudos to you! Looking forward to hanging out in SF and welcoming you to the neighborhood. :)

Catherine @ The Life Styled said...

Crystal, I love these! You really are doing everything right - I can attest to that! Can't wait to see all the great things 2011 is going to bring for you. Keep up the amazing work!

Debra Phillips said...

great perspective crystal!

it is wonderful to see someone reach for the stars and grab hold. what a splendid year for you, congrats and keep reaching

lady lyles said...

I found your blog today, via Rue. I love the magazine! Thank you so much for your hard work and this uplifting post. Best wishes for a shiny new 2011.

Flourishing Networks said...

love the bracelet - live the life you love soooo true!!

Anonymous said...

you inspired me to make my own non-goal list! great blog, keep up the good work.

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