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Notes From the 6 Train: Let’s Start From the Top

With only seven days into the 2014, there is still plenty of time of time to create some meaningful intentions to work one this year. Anytime is a perfect time set new goals, but there is something that feels particularity special about setting goals at the dawn of a new year. Maybe it’s the recent family time, or the break given to students to review the past year, or just the feeling that there is an entirely new beginning simply handed to us.

I’m not particularly fond of the word “resolutions,” it just feels inauthentic to me. I prefer the word “intentions.” Maybe because some people feel resolutions are made to broken, whereas intentions have a hint of understanding, even ┬áif not every single goal is completed in the way initially expected. When I think of resolutions I think of small scale (losing weight), when I think intentions, I think life altering (re-evaluating lifestyle choices; diet, exercise, emotional & spiritual well being, etc. that lead to health problems.) My past new year intentions have been life altering for me.

Near the end of 2011 and after a separation from my partner, I realized that I had not been treating myself the way I deserved. I had become so accustomed to someone else treating my kindly, I had forgotten how to treat myself kindly. So I decided to make my 2012 intentions “The Year of Self-Love.” I vowed to do something nice for myself everyday.Though there have been several studies with differing conclusive results on the amount of time needed to create a new habit, all studies I’ve read note that to create a new habit takes less than three months, ranging from twenty four days to sixty six. Personally, that’s a pretty reassuring fact for me. I’ve lived for nearly twenty one-years & I have the ability to rewire some of my behavior in just over two months? Ever since my Year of Self-Love, I constantly do treat myself, and everyone I surround myself with noticeably better than before my 2012 intentions.

Last year’s intention fueled my “Year of Abundance.” I was able to completely fund (with literally almost no help from my parents, I think they just felt obligated to help in some way lol), a trip overseas for four months to study abroad.

Think, feel and dream big this year. Speak, write, paint your goals into existence.The universe is on your side.

All things Color, Love & Fashion,

Ayanna L.

 

 

 

Notes From the 6 Train: What’s New With New Years?

Right before the end of the fall semester I did a presentation about New Years attire. In the process, I learned a lot traditions and just fun facts about New Years. Seeing how today is New Years Eve, I figured it’s obviously the perfect time to share my knowledge.

This year the ball in Times Square will be covered with 2,688 waterford crystals. I have never spent New Years in New York. For all those who are going to see the ball drop even in person or on television, you can share this with your friends and family right before the ball drops and I am sure that they will be supremely impressed with your crystal knowledge. I mean what’s New Years without glitter and colors?

That brings me to my next point, the colors of NYE! Many wear red because it’s associated with good luck. If red is not your first color of choice, there are plenty other options to help begin the new year with positive energy. It’s said wearing different colored underwear signify hopes, goals & aspirations for the upcoming year. Yellows means prosperity, wealth & success. Red is the color of passion, romance & love. White is to promote peace, harmony & happiness. Blue is to obtain good health, wellness & tranquility. Green means life, nature & well-being. Pink means luck in love & harmony. I guess if you want all of these attributes in the upcoming year, you wear multicolored underwear!

New Years is a time for rejuvenation and revaluation. If wearing specially chosen underwear or meditating about the new year help you to be at peace with the past year and be excited about the upcoming one, then do it all!

All things Color, Love & Fashion,

Ayanna L.