This morning I launched my newest project - a year full of color - "TWELVTY" All as scheduled, 9am my time, so the early wee hours for the cross-pond recipients. Each month this year has it's own color: January is yellow, and it's flooding my thoughts. It's the sunrise of a new project.  The idea came to me just a … Continue reading Dawn

Wednesday to Wednesday: phase two.

Imagine. Just imagine... being able to make up your own rules.  Sure, some of the old ones still have to apply: do as you would be done by, two wrongs don't make a right, gravity, etc.  But what about the rest of them? Why ever would we allow anyone else to dictate the hows and the whys beyond … Continue reading Wednesday to Wednesday: phase two.

new traditions: on letting go

Happy Solstice In cultivating something new from something old, today I set some time aside to look back and to look forward. I'm most especially grateful to Susannah Conway for her Unraveling the Year which has inspired this practice. I first found her online workshop to find a word for the year one year ago (my word … Continue reading new traditions: on letting go

jumping across

I'm not rushing or hustling the old year out, I'm not one to wish my days away, but I am dipping newest thoughts into next month already. Next month - Next year - Next incarnation of being me in this life.  While I'm indifferent to the big new years fuss that happens around midnight on 31 December, I … Continue reading jumping across

New Wishes for the New Year

Happy New Day folks! Yesterday (last year) I had  a little rant about New Year's Jumblings. Cos I don't really understand a lot of it. Cos it doesn't make sense. But that was Then. This is Now! And as I promised, here are the New Wishes I'm beginning my version of 2015 with: To double … Continue reading New Wishes for the New Year

Resolutions or Wishes

NY Resolutions with a subtext: I must try harder, be this-er or that-er. I'll do more of the things I don't want to and less of the things I enjoy. All those unrealistic, unwanted demands pinned to a future version of self. So often they're rolled out - same every year - safe in the … Continue reading Resolutions or Wishes

2015 in words

I often find I have a word in mind for a period of time - I'll jot it in amongst diary scribblings. Earlier this year was a period I called transition - it named the phase I was finishing up my studies and also handing over a bunch of my work to someone else. A … Continue reading 2015 in words

Old Year’s Wishes

I tend to think of the period from Winter Solstice as my New Year. That slow muddle of Sunday feeling holiday-days that ache on for the last ten days of the year, as the season turns and the days get longer, it seems the time for reviewing and recounting, consolidating and setting new hopes. 2014 … Continue reading Old Year’s Wishes

Book of my days

I'm making a journal for the new year, which as the Solstice starts a new moon too, I began from it then. I'm enjoying the making process, and it's another invented as it goes along adventure. And like all the rest of them, it's a work in progress that isn't exactly finished (the making stage) … Continue reading Book of my days