Hello 2018!

Another year has come and gone. This past week I've read numerous posts about new year's resolutions, words of the year, and goals. I thoroughly enjoyed reading them but I felt no hurry to put out there any of my own. In fact I decided that I wasn't going to make any resolutions or goals specific to this year at all. I did decide to choose a word for the year.

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"If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

What I do feel is the urge to simplify, to hygge. I want to live in the moment and breathe deeply of all that life has to offer. I want to embrace the negative and learn from those moments how to be a more patient, loving, empathetic person. I want to take my gifts and use them to bring a glimmer of light to others. 

I want to suck the marrow out of life and not look back in another 10 years and wonder how I wasted so much time instead of living every minute of it.

I don't want stuff to run my life. Things are just things and I don't need them to be happy. I want to get rid of any possessions that don't bring fulfillment to my life. Less stuff = less cleaning = more living.

I want to get out and walk more. Do more yoga. Take time to meditate and breathe. Read more. Journal daily. Live my passion. I haven't painted or drawn in years and it has been bothering me that I don't set aside time to live more fully me. 

I want to buy less and upcycle more. I want to reduce my trash and recycling and buy more in bulk. I want to be more eco friendly and organic. 

I want to simply live.

I still plan on setting goals but I want to do so on a monthly basis instead of yearly. Bigger events have already been written down for the entire year so I can be planning for those ahead of time. Life still takes planning in order to accomplish things and I won't be putting away my planner any time soon. I just want to make sure that at the end of the day I can fall asleep knowing that I lived that day intentionally and if I didn't be able to give myself grace because I'm only human. 

Welcome 2018! I look forward to seeing what this year brings.

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