Hello, my dears! I’ve missed all of you terribly.
First things first, I must apologize for having vanished this past fall. I never intended to abandon the blog just as I was getting a rhythm down but I was swept away by an unexpected new relationship. Now, I’ve never been one to upend my life for a relationship but this one happened so quickly and so easily, I never even really noticed the changes in my focus. Despite this, I don’t regret the experiences of the last few months.
I did some traveling, I ate new foods, I met new people and one very heart-warming dog, and I learned a surprising amount about not only my needs and desires but about my resilience.
Bouncing back from a relationship after it ends can be brutal, especially one filled with such intense connection. But having suffered some equally intense losses in the past two years, I’m stronger than I realize. I’m more independent than I know. And I want to continue the soul-searching that being suddenly single has brought upon me.
The past week has been spent vacuuming, organizing, refreshing my altar, tossing the old and letting in fresh air (figuratively speaking, since we’ve received most of our average January rainfall already, here in Northern California!)
Like many people, I don’t like New Year’s resolutions. But I do like to start off with some new routines in January. Light some candles to fill the void of a sparkling tree and figure out what I want for the year. What I need. And what I think it’s going to take to get there. Come December, I’ve always ended up somewhere unexpected but achieved some goals along the way.
Personal and Spiritual Goals for 2017:
- Do yoga at least once a week
- Practice a ritual at least every full moon
- Dedicate regular time to studying tarot
- Journal at least three times a week
- Go on some casual dates, kiss a few men and work on learning what I really want in a relationship
- Make plans with friends – coffee, lunch, dancing or all of the above
- Travel just because I want to
- Be more conscientious about what I put in and on my body
2016 was about big firsts, promotions, relationships and career. My hope for 2017 is to be more introspective, more intuitive and more connected.
What are your goals for the coming year?