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365 Letters to Myself

January 1st - Happy 2023...

New Year’s Day, one of my favorites of the year. I love the fresh start. The reflection and planning. I used to be able to update my calendars, get organized and make my resolutions in one day – now I stretch it out a bit, couple days, week, one year a month-finishing up during a couple of extra days in New York.

I think it is important to take time and remember the completed year. I have a book of highlights by year, giving the year a title. 2022 = Peaks and Valleys – an up, often with a down. I count my many, many blessings. When the years go as fast as they are, it gives me a moment of grounding in what happened when. I take note of what I did do, status of what I didn’t, as I compare to my written goals. I write a recap-which though 2022 was short on achieving my aspirations, there is peace and acceptance.

Then there begins the preparing. My planners tend to prompt me. I am slowing down this evening as I am tired from the working last night. I sense I am going down a similar path and really need to consider, with simplicity, what do I want. How will I feel. A different perspective from a place of the energy I’ve been working on - more presence, faith, belief, certainty - everything is working out. I am meditating on my word for 2023, leaning towards ‘wholeness’. So more to do tomorrow – vision board, goal setting, dialogue. Then start working the plan.

A pause, a reset – what we write down, put out to the universe, matters.

Hmmm, we start anew, again…day 164!

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