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8 Things: My Blossoming New Year

Posted on January 1, 2011 - Filed Under 8Things, journaling, learning, life, Photography, thoughts

I am writing my own 8 things list this week… because it is the new year, and this isn’t about resolutions, but about celebrating what I have accomplished, and exploring what I want to make of my life over the next year. I joined 43things tonight, and started my list… not sure how I will use the site, but I am well aware that there are some things I REALLY want to focus on this year… and I figured a determined little list would serve as my own reminder, when I have forgotten, as to what I was thinking or encouraging in myself for the New Year. My list is growing fast, but this is what I have been pondering for several weeks now…

  1. I want to inspire  creativity in others & nurture the self love of others
  2. I am on a mission to blog at least once a week
  3. I will keep up on my Morning Pages (some way, some how… at least 4 days a week) – and I give myself permission to be as creative as I want in the generation of those pages… it isn’t just about the words!
  4. I am determined to keep up on my 365 project with my sister, even if we don’t just wing it (what a feat that was) but foster themes and concepts to inspire us this new year.
  5. (BIG ONE) I will LIVE more colorfully and express my genuine, shyly-bohemian self without self criticism or judgment. I took the first step on the 18th with my little sister, getting that little nose piercing I have been chattering about since I was 20ish (lets see… 21 years later … took me a while to break out of that box!)
  6. I will stick by my own side with grace, compassion, and empathy (way to go Girl!)
  7. I will actively start looking for the kind of job that pays me VERY well for my skills as a teacher, speaker, writer, or simply, that encourages my highest and greatest self to shine!
  8. I will trust myself, and I will trust that the Universe knows exactly what it is doing, and has my best interests in mind, then I will TRUST myself some more!

I have more… like seeing Italy and Spain, living closer to my sister, continuing to improve my health… however, all those can come as they need to… the above are specific parts of my life I truly want to attend to this year. I am determined to live my authentic self, blossom and grow, and trust myself!

On a final note, I found a prompt in a great little book my sister got me for Christmas that got me thinking… (Happy New Year to ME – the world JUST started shouting in celebration on the CA coast, and I am doing one thing I really want to do to start the New Year – WRITE!!) …”What would you give yourself an award for over this last year?”  I asked the question on Facebook… and only got one person (my little sister of course) to answer. However,  I would celebrate my courage with regards to starting those great Creative Soulcare Workshops – AND I TOTALLY get an award for keeping my financial head above water my first year on my own!! Here is to an even BETTER financial year, full of abundance, self-sufficiency, new and blossoming friendships and relationships, and rewarding work!


3 Responses to “8 Things: My Blossoming New Year”

  1. Sativa on January 1st, 2011 7:17 am

    There is hardly anything more to say but my god you are one of THE most inspiring people I have ever known!!! I fully support all of your endeavors and dreams and am going to actively be right behind you in my own. Happiest new day of this wonderful year and in creative, soul blossoming solidarity,
    Much love,

  2. keishua on January 19th, 2011 2:55 pm

    This is a great list.
    I finally got a nose piercing this year and I am hoping to get a tattoo.
    I wish you all the best.

  3. Evelyn on January 20th, 2011 9:46 pm

    Thanks Keishua! I saw your pages also… lovely, and I look forward to reading more! Certainly, my nose ring took 20 years to make it to my face!