Lowi’s 2015 Theme


Truth be told, I have been thinking about creating a theme for my year since G told me about hers last year. Last year, G let us share in her EPIC theme and training and running the 50 miles definitely felt like an epic accomplishment.   I am one of those people that sometimes has to sit with something for a very long time before I actually take action.

This has been a journey of the mind and soul for me.

When I sat down to think about how I wanted 2015 to be, I thought a lot about certain moments in 2014.   The reason for this was not because I wanted to go back, but rather I wanted to remember the moments that I was at my best. What was I doing? What did it feel like? How did I get there? Who was I in that moment? These are some of the questions I asked myself as I sat down to write out my goals for this year. I also received a lot of help from doing Danielle LaPorte’s desire mapping. This is a process, but totally worth it.

What I realized was that I had some great moments last year that I wanted to do more of in 2015. I also realized that how I wanted to feel during the year was absolutely the key to creating my goals and wrapping a theme around them. I want my year to be Epic, Boundless, Awesome and Big, like G’s, but I just couldn’t get there. While we have a tendency to share a brain a lot, this wasn’t one of those times. Our lives are completely different and when it comes to creating goals and themes I needed to understand that while we might share some of the same goals, our journey to achieving them might look totally different.

So, I put G out of my head and started thinking about what I really wanted to accomplish this year.

What was I feeling during those moments that really mattered? I was feeling MORE. I was feeling WHOLE. I was in a SACRED SPACE.


I know, it sounds like my goal is to sit in church this year and while I perhaps need to sit in church for a solid year, that is not my intent. Merriam-Webster defines sacred like this:

sa·cred adjective \ˈsā-krəd\

: worthy of religious worship : very holy

: relating to religion

: highly valued and important : deserving great respect

I want my year to have value and I want to respect it. I want reaching my goals to feel like a religious experience. I want to feel connected to God and to what is around me. I want my family, my home, the things in it, my friends, my training, my routine to all be sacred to me. Maybe you are reading this right now and you have no idea what I am talking about and that’s okay because, it only has to mean something to me.

And yes, I too, have a long list of goals for the year that now have more meaning.

Sunshine & Sarcasm,




3 Comments Add yours

  1. gretzmom says:

    this is what i want for my new year(still new to me anyway!) I am still sorting and throwing things from moving boxes and trying to hold that image and it’s started to become part of me, sacred. not sure how to grab onto it but i want to! yeah lori!!

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    1. lbrown246 says:

      Susan!! I kept thinking about you and our discussions about Sacred the whole time I was writing this. Glad it still resonates with you!


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