2014: the year of positiveness

2014 Calendar (Kat Kalindi Cameron)
2014 calendar (Kat Cameron)

Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were everything you wished for.

It was lovely to just stop. Wasn’t it?

I have such mixed feelings about last year. A year of extremes. Great adventures. New countries. New experiences. Amazing. And yet… it will also be remembered as the year I fell apart.

But I’m on the mend and this is what 2014 is about. Mending me.

I have made no resolutions (second year in a row) but I have plans. Many plans. Great plans.

    • I have made a start on Susannah Conway’s Unravelling the Year Ahead workbook. Already, a few pages in, a few things have become clearer
    • 365 Days of Mindfulness – wow. I do hope everyday’s not as demanding! So far, I have started a journal and I have cleared a third of my clothes out of the wardrobe. There is a big pile of stuff on the floor now. Eventually there will be four piles: charity shop; eBay; holiday box and things I hope to wear again one day
    • 52 Silly Things to Do When You Are Blue – that’s one a week… and thankfully, the first one was an easy one: visit the local library. Done. I’ve ordered The Husband’s Secret
    • Keeping with the ’52’ theme, I’m also giving the 52 Lists Project a go.
    • Home – I really hope we’ll get our new kitchen and bathroom this year. We are talking to a project manager this week… hopefully he’ll be able to push us to make this happen. I’m also hoping to be more organised and to help me, I’ll be making the most of Get Organized: A Year of Organizing Checklists. The theme for January is de-cluttering. Well… made a start on that already today with the wardrobe clearance. Woo.
    • Get back to baking
    • Swimming – once a week at least
    • New adventures. Of course…

There is a lot there. And it is a bit overwhelming at the moment. But it is all new. And this week is a short week. I just need to get used to it all. The first thing on my list is to make sure I put time aside each week. A sacred hour.

A lot of lists. But none of them are chores. The emphasis is on being more organised, healing and having fun.


Talking of which.

Ain’t that calendar pretty? Every time I look at it, I smile. And that’s good.

With my very best wishes for 2014.

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