Welcoming the new year

I spent the last few days of the year home alone in a cocoon of relaxed introversion and down time. I cooked tasty food for myself, read a lot, went for long walks, watched some movies… I also took the time over several sessions to journal about the past year. I wanted to take a step back and reflect on all that had happened, the difficulties of 2020 and its gifts, what I missed and what I learned. I found myself covering page after page with thoughts in my messy scrawl in ball-point pen, sometimes in dense paragraphs and others neat lists of bullet-points, with a generous sprinkling of smiley faces and a smattering of exclamation marks!

Afterwards, I started setting general intentions about how I want this new year to feel and I carefully began hatching plans for 2021. With no visibility on how this year will look, for now I am keeping concrete goals focused on things that are close to home and within my reach. However at the same time I’m contemplating bigger plans on the horizon for when the pandemic is behind us.

It’s a work in progress and I’ll be adding to it over the next weeks. I want to take the time to figure out what is really important to me so I make sure I’ve focussing on the right things. I feel excited about this year with a lot of curiosity at what will unfold in the next months and the unexpected possibilities that may surprise us. I wish you all a wonderful 2021 and thank you for dropping by regularly in this corner of the internet:)

5 thoughts on “Welcoming the new year

  1. I feel excited about this year, too. I know that the pandemic is still at large, and our movements are restricted, but I don’t want to spend another year glued to the screen, reading news and worrying about the future. I want to make each day count by doing what my heart desires. I want to slow down and building in more white space into your day-to-day lives. Thanks for sharing and all the best. Aiva 🙂

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    • Dear Aiva, yes I really agree with that sentiment! I am also looking at ways to reduce my screen time and being more present in the moment. It’s about intentions and shifting habits, though I still need to find that balance. All the best following your heart’s desires in 2021<3 Take good care!

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