It has been a lovely Christmas season! I have spent the greater part of a day and a half in rest and contemplation. I have missed writing and visited my journal in an effort to choose a word of the year. For those unfamiliar with that concept, here is a great link: http://christinekane.com/blog/resolution-revolution-a-better-way-to-start-your-year/ basically you choose a word for the year rather than make a list of resolutions that never stick. This is the fifth year of choosing one word to define my year and I find that it works for me. After much contemplation and five journal pages I have chosen (or rather I believe the word chose me) Exploration! A theme that kept cropping up was fun, joy, openess, adventure and exploration.
I am always trying to improve myself with some success...now I think it is time to explore new places, new paths to creativity, spirituality and yes JOY and FUN. Often I have to talk myself into doing something...once on a certain path I am certainly happy I chose it...however it is a painstaking decision too frequently.
So I fondly (or not so much) say good-bye to 2011 and embrace the New Year with Exploration in my heart. Several health issues and foot problems have delayed a few goals...I fully intend to explore wellness and step into my dream of climbing a portion of Mt. Ranier (for my brother) traveling to Italy and to whatever new opportunities beckon me!
I wish each of you a fabulous 2012! Happy New Year Darlings!