What's Your Word for 2019? #LASTYLE

Happy New Year Friends!

I am dancing my way into 2019 with RADIANCE, Ready to Live my Best Life.

But Wait.....

How Do I Do That?

First, it's time to get QUIET And REFLECT

Every Year I take the time to sit and reflect and answer very specific questions.  I usually take the time between Christmas and the New Year to have some me time to reflect.  It's often not the kind of thing I can get done in one hour and takes me a few days and nights to sleep on it.  I make the time for this because I truly believe you can not build on success you don't acknowledge so I set the time and sit down with a candle or cup of hot tea and look at the entire year.  I write down what accomplishments I have experienced, what wins, successes, personally and professionally went well and why they went well.  I do this month by month.

For example:


I look at how many castings I had, commercially and theatrically as an actress and from which agents or managers they came from
I look at how many times I got a facial or massage or took time for self care, me time!
I look at how many times per month I volunteered, because that brings me JOY!
I look at what relationships I built in that month personally and professionally and How
I look at how many classes I took, professionally and personally (acting classes and others)
I look at my workout schedule
I look at my spiritual schedule (for me I chant every day, so I look at how long I chanted daily)
I look at how much money I brought in and from which sources
I look at the vacations or trips I took
I look at the red carpets I attended
I look at the Bookings and the Air Dates of TV shows and movie premiers I was apart of
I look at the Gifting Suites I attended
I look at the Photo shoots I was apart of
I look at my Social Media Numbers and how they evolved
I look at the Meetings I had with people I wanted to get closer to
I look at the amount of money I raised for charity
I look at the fun, the vacations, the birthday parties

So, basically, I look at EVERYTHING.  This look could be very different for you, depending on what your WINS are.

I then look for patterns, beliefs that guided me during the year, any themes that stick out.

For example.  2018 was a great RELATIONSHIP year for me.  I built new relationships and evolved relationships with people I really wanted to get closer to.

I then write down what I am most proud of, and luckily that list is long and can often include for me, bookings and relationship building or meetings that lead to contracts being signed.

I then write down achievements that occurred both professionally and personally.  Personally for me, I was very proud of the vacations I took outside the country with my love and the money I invested in my ROTH IRA.

I look for certain values or repeated lessons that pop up consistently.

For me, I always feel best when I am adding value and being of service and that can be in my acting career or on the streets, feeding the homeless, or simply sharing with a friend information, like now!


I look back throughout the year and write down what didn't work as well as I had hoped.  The challenges, month by month.


For me, I wrote down, 
Not all my Callbacks and Avails went on to become bookings
I was rejected at ABRAMS for commercial representation, etc etc.

With compassion I then consider the unrealized expectations, unexpected circumstances, or interruptions, challenges, upsets or losses.

Getting complete is a decision.  What action can you then take to tie up any loose ends?

I made some new decisions for 2019, that felt great.  Letting go of people, places and things that did not serve me.  I took this time to also go through my closest and donate clothes I haven't worn.  (Hard too, because as an actress, we feel like we need to keep a certain item just in case we get a casting for a nurse, a scientist, etc)

I then PAT myself on the back and celebrate it all.  For me, I took a yoga class and dedicated it to celebrating the successes I enjoyed and the challenges I moved through.


Then I write down, what I am looking forward to in 2019.
I have a few TV Shows airing in 2019 that I am looking forward to.  I booked a series regular in 2018 that will air all 8 episodes in 2019, so I am very excited for that.  

I also have a few contracts that will be signed in 2019 for producing projects and I am thrilled for that.  I am looking forward to vacations again to places I have never been and of course the unexpected good news I know is coming!

If 2019 could knock your socks off, what would YOU accomplish?

I then write 3 specific goals I would like to accomplish for 2019.  2 professional and 1 personal.

I write down what changes I hope for in 2019 and how I am going to do that

I write down the people I believe can help me succeed at these changes

I write down what resources I am bringing with me from 2018 and new habits I am bringing in for 2019.

My favorite part is writing the 10 people I want to build a stronger connection to.  Some of these people I know and some I don't know.  I then print that list and put it somewhere that I can see it every single day of the year.

I write down how I would like to experience 2019, what color or taste or texture or smell, sound does it have.  If 2019 had a theme song, shat would it be?

Then the WORD.  I come up with one word of how I want to experience 2019.  In 2018 my word was WINNING

 I wrote it on my vision board with beautiful gold writing.  I take a few days to explore how different words make me feel and I say it and share it till I narrow it down from four words to two and then to ONE WORD!

What will be your word of 2019? 

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Love to hear your word of 2019


Christina DeRosa


  1. Love it! I chose a song for 2019: "Wild Women Do" by Natalie Cole ;-)

    1. YES! You go Wild Woman, you! I am going with a QUEEN SONG For 2019! "We are the champions, my friend...."