Core Desired Feelings (CDFs) for 2018

Whew! SO glad 2017 is done and gone. Such a bust! I’ve tried to be all philosophical and gracious about it and find the blessings, lessons, and treasures of 2017, but all I come up with is, “Finally! Good riddance to bad rubbish!”

So instead of celebrating… anything… on the last day of 2017, we waited until January 1st to begin the grand adventure of 2018 in the Living Desert of Palm Desert, CA. Perfect weather, incredible animal exhibits, and amazing model trains. I AM going back later this year! I have never seen such majestic giraffes!

I think the secret is in the authentic savannah environment of their enclosure. And the cheetah; so regal, lounging under a tree! Wandering around among the animals and gardens of both North America and Africa gave me ample time to reflect on the CDFs I chose for 2018, and to try them out for a good fit. I have selected 5 CDFs this year. In 2018, I want to feel:

  • free
  • adventurous
  • abundant
  • joyful
  • sexy

Three of them are variations on years past. “adventurous” and “sexy” are new for 2018. Both come from the realization that menopause is approaching, challenging reality as I’ve known it up to this point. But I want to experience the new reality in a positive way, and I think those feelings will accomplish that.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll write about each of these CDFs, independent from the others, and explain how I foresee them developing this year. In the meantime, I’d love to hear what words, phrases, or feelings are significant to your new year, 2018! Let me know in the comments below, or in the comments on my FB page or on Twitter.