What are your goals for the New Year? Are they meaningful, fun, playful, important? Is it the same boring goals from last year that didn’t happen or are they new and exciting? Are you setting goals that can actually be accomplished, that will be set up in bite-sized pieces?
I enjoy reflecting on the year that has passed, the ups and downs, the accomplishments, the gifts, the pains and hardships, the blessings that came with the hardships. Now I begin to plan for next year. I’m a strong believer in Manifestation and with the energy of the Creator and the support of the Universe, it is possible to co-create a life that we enjoy, where we thrive and look forward to the days ahead.
My goals are just a more committed presence in what I’m already doing. I have many good things going and I’m just going deeper, fuller, with more intensity or focus.
I’ve taken a break from writing and so I will return to that. My goal is to write one or two fictional books along with another homemaking book this year. That is actually a big slow down as I have cranked out up to 10 books in a year. More quality and a slow, steady pace from the fast and stacked approach.
My health. I don’t know if weight loss is in the stars for me as it has not happened so far. However, I’m on the plant-based diet and I enjoy exercising so I’ll set a goal of daily exercise however it comes, be it a walk to town or pilates, and we will be doing green juices and green smoothies daily. That would be such a fantastic and healthy thing to do for my family. To get a huge dose of greens and veggies in the early part of the day! I’m already drinking the 4 quarts of water and herbal tea at night and we are eating from scratch and from the Earth so that is all I’m implementing. We will continue to commit to the organics, the nonGMO’s, and a plant-based, almost vegan diet. If weight loss happens, glory be!
The other goal is to plant a huge, abundant, bursting kitchen garden in the backyard. We have already dug up the lawn and rebuilt the fence to go all the way around the dirt yard. We have some raised beds, some beds in the ground and some fruit and citrus trees from what we planted last summer. I want a grand food forest and it’s already happening. I have a huge compost going in the back of the garage and one in the chicken coop. By spring both will be rich soil to add to all the plots and beds. I gave myself two backyard farming books for Christmas…actually three; The Encyclopedia of Country Living, The Backyard Homestead, and Mini Farming; Self Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre. We have something like 1/11th of an acre but there are no books on that. We’ll just have to squeeze 1/11th into 1/4th. I just need to really read and educate myself for the next two months before the last frost. I’m very excited.
So, these are things we are already well into and having fun with. These are positives that will enhance life for all of us while doing our part of the Earth, environment, and society.
I have some new desires I’d like to manifest. I’m growing a new community over here and would like to continue to deepen the relationships with the friends that already have been growing with us for years and years and to add a few new friends that are like minded and we can share interests and nurture our families together.
I would like to have more success in my work, with my gardens, and be a much better friend and parent, wife.
And to play more. I want to really lighten up and become more present with life and in play. Housecleaning, baking, cooking, shopping, gardening, being with the boys…it can all be done through the energy of play and creativity.
Amen, and I welcome a New Year of good change and maybe even some world events that will bring us all closer to a conscious awakening toward peace, love, and evolving spiritually? Yes, could this all be true? Wait and see.
In the meantime, start making your own magic and miracles.