Bye bye 2014!

Another year has passed and what a year. A year of transformation, a year in which I integrated myself into myself. A year unlike any other, so I’m curious about what will show up in my mind, when I set out to oom out to see what the year has offered.

During 2014 I participated in Supercoach Academy, which undoubtedly has had an enormous impact on my life. It has given me so much insight, so many experiences, immensely valuable friendships. Life will never be the same. And I’m grateful for it!

#skolvåren has obviously been a big part of my life even in 2014 and I remember with special warmth how amazing it was to experience Almedalsweekwith so so many #schoolspringers, all of which have a permanent place in my heart. In a short while we head for #afkUmeå and I can hardly wait!

Peak District
During the summer holidays the Roths traveled to England. No definite plans apart from start/stop in Ely, where we have family. Turned out to become a wonderful trip up to the Peak District. I particularly remember a visit to a deep mine and subsequent wanderings along the rolling hills dotted with sheep. The beauty of nature never sieze to amaze me!

Mastermind gang
A new constellation and astonishingly important for me. Never before have I so clearly understood the importance of creating contexts that challenge me to be and become my best self. Without you all, this year would be much less than it has been. You hold a space for me in which to grow, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Appreciation Calendar
Read a blog post a few months before Christmas on creating an appreciation calendar, which I decided upon. All four family members were given an envelope and in it we collectively penned 24 appreciations for each one of us. If you have not tried it, I highly recommend it, because it really creates an opportunity to experience, and share, gratitude.

This is the year we got chicks! This monumental event has a definitive spot in the summary of 2014. Our three hens of the breed Faverolle, are so beautiful, and so talkative it’s funny. And did they ever grow quickly!! No eggs in sight as yet, but we are eagerly awaiting them now that daylight begins to return more and more.

Coach Carla
Carla is one of my SCA2014-colleagues, who made a big impression upon me, already the first weekend in Santa Monica. I hired her as my coach this fall and am forever grateful for the opportunity to work with her. She holds such depth. Such a compassion for beings. And her soul is beautiful. Not to mention her amazing voice. Namaste Carla, I look forward to continuing to work with you during the 2015.

I’ve read a huge amount of blog posts during the last 5-6 years …. but in 2014, I basically did not follow any blog. I’ve read a post here, a post there, but not opened my Feedly at all. Instead I dove headfirst into the world of podcasts. And oh, how many amazing podcasts there are out there!

You know who you are. You know, hopefully, how important you are. You are always there for me and I’m moved to tears just writing this. You are so important to me. Love you!

Steve Chandler talk for 25 minutes about expectations versus agreements, and of all the pods I listened to in 2015 this is perhaps the one that turned my world upside down the most, in the very best of ways!

Significant meetings
Thanks to SCA2014 I have also visited highschool friends (Apple Valley and Seattle) that I haven’t seen in 24 years. I met up with a good friend from the American South, whom I met 20 years ago online, but had never met away from keyboard before. We did New York for a few days, days filled with laughter and explorations. And I had the pleasure to enjoy the company of Max and Mary for a couple of relaxing days on Long Island.

100 conversations challenge
In August, I initiated a 30-day challenge to find 100 people who all wanted to participate in a two-hour free coaching conversation with me. I filled the list with 100+ and have never had so many conversations ever, as I’ve had this fall. A small portion of the conversations remains to be had, and I eagerly look forward to resume them after the holidays. People have abilities and experiences that amaze me, and it makes me humbly grateful to take part of them, for two hours. For it has indeed been magical. Fantastic. Educational. Touching. Uplifting. Developing.

thanks 2014What I mention here is just a fraction of everything I experienced during the year and they are not set in any type of order. Fully random, this is what felt important to highlight, as I write this. But if I try to summarize what my perception of my life right now is, I’d have to say that I now live life with appreciation, love and joy. I discover what it is like to live when I have a kind and loving inner dialogue, in a quite outrageously developing and embracing context and I feel really alive.

So to all whom I have met, in one way or another, in 2014, I want to give you my deepest thanks, a thank you coming from my innermost being.

Thank you! You are important to me!