Happy new year my dears! I don’t know about you, but I love and crave the fresh start of a new year, a blank calendar page (I’m getting this one – so pretty!), and the whole year spread out ahead of us to be filled with whatever we choose. Of course we cannot choose everything that happens in our lives, but the start of a new year is a great chance to sit back and look at the big picture in a way that we do not always make time for.
I love making lists and writing in journals, so as soon as I saw it, I had to download this workbook from Susannah Conway. And then of course I had to spring for a cute new journal to celebrate the new year and give me some extra room to write and dream. : ) I sat down on new year’s eve, and again for a bit on new year’s day with my workbook, journal, mug of hot tea, candles lit, and lights turned low, and mapped out a great many plans for 2013. I positively cannot wait to get started! If you are looking for other ways to journal your new year, you might also want to check out the intentions printables I created for the blog last year.
This year I am not making typical “resolutions”, but instead focusing on a few bigger-picture goals that are very dear to my heart. What about you? Do you make resolutions or intentions at the new year? How do you greet the turning of the calendar? I sort of wish I had the gumption to join a polar bear plunge and dive into icy water – how exhilarating! Wherever you are, I hope you take some time out to connect with your heart and secret wishes, and I wish you the happiest of new years. Let’s shine in 2013! xoxo Laura