A few weeks ago I was driving home from Sydney when I decided to take a detour through Rylstone to visit an astrologer who had been recommended to me for a reading.
I’ve always loved astrology so when I recently found myself feeling slightly directionless and wondering what I should do next in my life – a friend suggested a road trip to Rylstone for a reading and I jumped at the chance.
In numerology, it is believed that each person goes through a nine-year cycle continuously. Each cycle lasts a year and as one nine-year cycle is completed a new one begins.
I discovered through my reading that in my 27th year I am currently in the fifth year of my nine-year cycle which is apparently a year of major change, where horizons are expanded and growth is less impeded.
The year brings excitement and adventure and a good deal more freedom then experienced in recent years. The fifth year is a time for feeling loose and free; from moving away from old routines and seeking out new directions.
Or as my astrologer put it…a year of naughty behaviour designed to break routine, break patterns and wake me up from my stupor.
While I still have four months left before I move into the sixth-year of my numerological cycle, as the calendar year draws to a close it presents an opportune time to reflect on the major change, the success and the key learnings achieved in my life during 2014.
Around one-month into my fifth year of big life change and upheaval I had a serious relationship in my life come to an end. This sparked one of the major themes of 2014 >>> SELF-ACCEPTANCE. For the past seven months I dove into learning how to be unapologetically me, how to be successfully single and how to ROCK my life - accepting it wholeheartedly as is. It’s an ongoing journey but each month continues to bring victories…in enforcing boundaries, taking care of myself, ditching unhealthy habits and breaking down old beliefs.
In March 2014 after taking a break from writing for close to a year, I launched a shiny new blog called Natural Bloom. This blog became the creative catalyst that saw me enrol at the Beautiful You Coaching Academy to become a life coach (which I graduated from in November BIG YAYS), launch a coaching business and rebrand my blog to the platform it is today – aimeecroxon.com. Embracing my creativity and putting myself out there has been a big lesson in self-acceptance, but it’s reaped amazing rewards and opportunities particularly in self-expression, new friendships and connections.
This year has been an opportune time for both existing and new friendships. I made amazing new connections through blogging and through studying at the Beautiful You Coaching Academy. I coached a gorgeous woman on how to bring more ease and grace into her life and made some fantastic friends who are also bloggers and entrepreneurs, both near and far. It was also a wonderful time for nourishing existing connections. This year I got to be maid of honour for my soul sister and partner in crime at her wedding in November. Until 2014 we had lived apart for many years and it was fantastic to have her so close by and to be such a big part of the preparation for the wedding.
At the end of 2013 I was asked to step into a contract role for a 12-month maternity leave position The role literally SCARED the bejesus out of me…I didn’t think I could handle it and I was seriously questioning my abilities. Despite being terrified about the challenge ahead I said YES and spent 11-months this year (and one month last year) rising to the challenge in what was an amazing opportunity that stretched me and grew me both professionally and personally.
The Year Ahead
I still have four months left of my fifth-year before I turn 28 and embark on the sixth-year in the cycle – I’m curious to see what other major life changes occur for the first four months of 2015!
Last week I started a new job in Promotions and Events and I also recently booked flights to Paris for a five-week Europe trip in July, which has been a dream of mine for YEARS – BRING ON 2015!
Comment below and tell me what achievements from 2014 you are celebrating? Toot your own horn and share your successes with me? xx