Happy New Year sweet one.
I had a plan. It was BIG. It involved lots of ACTION and DOING and GETTING THINGS DONE and it was going to start... Yesterday.
OK, that's not quite true. I didn't have a plan but that date, January 2nd, was breathing down my neck.
I should have a plan. I should have a list. I should be knocking things off that list.
I've had a break, now it's time to dust off the whip and get to it. Right? Wrong...
It's winter. It's cold (thank the earth mother goddess, the warm weather was freaking me out), it's dark, the moon is waning. I have a sweater to finish and episodes of Glee to watch. ;)
I gave up resolutions a long time ago. Now I choose one thing to work on.
An intention, a red balloon to let go of, a warm squirmy puppy to cover me with kisses and then run away to nap.
Last year I chose one word. Creativity. I wanted more of it and I got it. Contact improv dancing in the spring, singing with choir!choir!choir! in the fall and lots of writing throughout the year.
This year? I'm not sure yet.
It's not something to force, it's something to allow. Don't run after the chipmunk, hold out the almond and let it come to you.
The fact is, I feel a little like the tin man after a rainstorm, a little rusty, moving slowly with my friends helping me out with the oil can.
So for now I'm just holding it up, asking the question, sitting still and listening. One thing that has become clear already is that is has to be kind, it has to be gentle and it has to be loving.
Or as my partner Mike said to me when I was getting worked up yesterday, "What if 2013 is the year of no guilt?". Oh wouldn't that be a treat. I think I'll start there...
What about you? Do you already have a theme for the year or will you wait and see? I'd love to hear about it, you can comment below.
Big love to you and you'll see a post from me soon, I just wanted to say hi and don't worry if you don't have it all figured out yet, I don't either.
p.s. If you're reading this and you're not on my list, you should really get yourself on it! I send out a fun and useful email just about every week on clearing clutter and living life. Just pop on over here to get on! All the cool kids are doing it!