2016 IN REVIEW….AS TOLD BY MY 2017 SELF. January 8, 2016 *Writing my intentions in future-past tense is something that I started last year & continue to do because I love the way it makes me think differently about how I spend my time. Knowing what I WANT to say helps me design my time with the end in mind and based on last years results, it’s pretty successful!* You know what was cool about this year? Everything you touched worked in your favor, like you started out believing it would. There were so many engaging projects to explore and the right people showed up at EVERY TURN. For your events & your trips, as your assistants and your mentors, you always had had what you needed. And you made moves like you already knew it. 2015 was the warm up & 2016 was GAME TIME. It was the year that you finally let go of everything that’s really been calling you the last 2 years and released it so that it could find it’s rightful place. And so that, in turn, you could find yours, too. You know what the most important thing was? You became an expert at doing the things that felt good. And you let go of your attachment to outcomes and just followed the curiosities for the sake of joy. And there were a lot of curiosities and wonderful surprises along your journey. You relaunched your website, expanded your services, went to your dream destination, created a tribe of women who are choosing to master their own lives and managed to visit the Taj Mahal, too. All the travel you did this year was really incredible. Far off destinations with wonderful tales & stories about each place. You saw Australia this year…..AUSTRALIA. You nevvvvvvvvvver imagined that happening, and yet there you were, with the pictures to prove it. That travel journal of yours really became a concrete thing! You released your book!! The very one you found yourself surprised to be writing & in letting go, it found the perfect audience…along with bestseller status. Personal development was the foundation of everything you did and because of your desire to help women create well-designed lives, the speaking engagements rolled in, full of rooms of people who were passionate about the same things you were and committed to doing their own work to achieve it. Everything you asked for was “with grace, in a perfect way” and that’s exactly how it came. You took the time to really get your finances together and because you treated your money with respect, it respected you. And you made a lot of it this year. You took a step back from some familiar things in an effort to let a new creative outlet spring forth. Brands & companies alike saw the value in your unique offering and partnered with you on exciting projects that were authentic to who you are and how you do business. Having freedom, investing in great projects and new relationships continued to deepen your well. Your life looks so different than it looked 5 years ago….and even 3 years ago. You’ve finally been able to see the fruit of what you always say, that what you desired was always desiring you. All ways. Cheers to a year well done! Share this: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Related 16 Comments on 2016 IN REVIEW….AS TOLD BY MY 2017 SELF. Dr. MJ January 8, 2016 at 8:07 am (2 years ago) Beautiful! Keep stretching my friend. Reply DaykaRobinson January 8, 2016 at 10:37 am (2 years ago) Thanks, MJ!! Reply Windi January 8, 2016 at 8:42 am (2 years ago) Just LOVE!!! I love your future/past tense!!! With your story being told like this, you’ve already put into the universe your wants and desires. The universe better be ready!! Reply DaykaRobinson January 8, 2016 at 10:38 am (2 years ago) And that’s the whole goal! Claiming what I want and releasing it to come in the way that’s the Divine selection for ME. Thanks, Windi! Xo, D Reply Khalila January 8, 2016 at 12:44 pm (2 years ago) Amazing! Reply DaykaRobinson January 9, 2016 at 12:34 am (2 years ago) Thank you for reading, Khalila! Reply Arianna Belle January 8, 2016 at 11:37 pm (2 years ago) Perfect! and so inspiring! Reply DaykaRobinson January 9, 2016 at 12:34 am (2 years ago) Thank you, Arianna! Xo Reply Amanda Eck January 9, 2016 at 11:59 am (2 years ago) Once again you inspire me girl. Im sitting here grinning ear to ear and nodding my head. *chills* This is amazing! Can’t wait to see all that you proclaimed materialize and you’ll have all the pictures to prove it! Reply DaykaRobinson January 11, 2016 at 9:54 pm (2 years ago) Ooohhhh, Amanda–me too! It already FEELS real, which is so wonderful. I feel a different kind of peace this year that I don’t know that I’ve felt before, so I’m taking that as a sign of great things to come. Thank you for your longtime support!! Xo, D Reply Felicia January 10, 2016 at 8:35 am (2 years ago) Thank you for inspiring me in 2015! Every blog touched me in so many ways. I’m never giving up on my passion to design. I wish you nothing, but the best in 2016! Reply DaykaRobinson January 11, 2016 at 9:52 pm (2 years ago) If it’s you passion then you’re right–DON’T! Thank you, Felicia! Xo, D Reply Vanessa February 18, 2016 at 8:11 pm (2 years ago) Another great post. You’ve inspired me to do the same. This is powerful. Thanks for sharing! Reply DaykaRobinson February 24, 2016 at 1:26 am (2 years ago) Thanks for reading, Vanessa! Reply Sonya B. March 10, 2016 at 12:57 pm (2 years ago) You are awesome! I love your blog. I started reading it early last year or late 2014. I found you on Instagram when I was looking for Black interior designers. I was elated to find you. I especially love how you are intentional about everything. I am aiming to be the same way. Anywho, I just wanted to let you know how inspired I am by you. I’ve always wanted to be an interior designer (well at least since post college graduation 2003). I took a few classes at the community college, then talked myself out of it. “Design is a luxury. The economy isn’t doing well. How will you make money?” Blah, blah, blah… So here I am, once again at a crossroads. Working a corporate/government job that pays very well, but is sucking the life out of me. I have finally made the decision to move, start a new life, and follow my heart. The journey will begin really soon. I’m a little (or a lot) afraid. But if I don’t do it now, I’ll always wonder “what if”. So, no more of that. I just keep reminding myself that if I just take one step, God will do the rest. I believe that. And so it is. THANK YOU, Dayka for living authentically, and for sharing with the rest of us. I am inspired. Reply DaykaRobinson March 25, 2016 at 3:21 am (2 years ago) Sonya: Thank you, thank you, thank you. Fear is good–it means you want it, or it’s at least pointing you in the right direction. And I’m telling myself the same thing you say: “what’s the ONE next right step that I can take?” because I know that if I start trying to chew on the entire picture I’ll get overwhelmed. Just make one move and the next right move will show up…it hasn’t failed me yet. 😉 You can always go back to your corporate job, but don’t leave that “what-if” on the table. Figure out a way to make it happen while you’re still at your job, if need be. Even if your final thing doesn’t end up being design (and who stays with one thing their entire life anymore??) it will undoubtedly lead you to the next right thing. I’m rooting for you & inspired by your courage! Thank you for your kind words. Xo, D Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment *Name* Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.