Starting the New Year with a clean slate. My omen for #12daysofchristmasomens for this December (the twelfth day of last year) was a fresh fall of new snow; a clean slate. Starting again. Fresh and unlined.
2018 is almost here. I have been thinking about what I might want to work on through January…the start of the new year. I have thought about running a class to connect through creativity, writing every day and getting re-connected to my blog and weekly newsletter, doing nothing…
What is showing up for me is the need for rest through this month of December. With this rest, not much is getting accomplished to put anything into order for January. I am OK with that. I think writing continues to be at the top of my list. I enjoy these weekly articles (that are loosely based on my Morning Pages). So I will continue to write and post here and in my Inner Creative Voice Newsletter each week for all of 2018.
I have also decided to dedicate my time to walking in the local parks (several different Ottawa County parks each week). I have begun this practice in a small way, but feel the need to create a more structured approach. Walking, taking photos, documenting in my journal…drawing. This is what is unfolding for me. Not a huge new shift from my past walks, but the focus on the county park visits will be a motivator!
I am also reading This is a Story of a Happy Marriage, by Ann Patchett. In this book the author has complied many articles and essays from her work as a freelance writer. What is SO very apparent in each of these essays (to me) is her writing practice and routines; her creative practice. She holds to writing for an hour a day…no matter what…in order to get to her creative work while living a VERY busy life. This is an ideology I, too, strive to live by.
Get to your creative work.
Create a routine (watch for good and bad routines that you structure into your life). This message is also a reminder that I hold to my own creative routine…and I love to help others do the same. So…in February…I will open up my 21 Day Mini-Mastermind session. Getting to that work is supported by others who wish for the same nudging towards creating. Sure, we can do it alone, but connecting with others reminds us that we are part of a greater whole.
See you in 2018 🙂