Setting Intentions for the Year

I’ve been thinking a lot about choosing a word for the upcoming year as a way of setting an intention for the year. This is to take the place of New Year’s resolutions, which I gave up years ago. But I like this idea of having a single word to set the tone for the year and kind of use as a mantra. The whole idea came from Christine Kane, so check out her blog. The problem, though, is choosing THE one word. I think I’ve narrowed down my choices to two–release and clarity. If I can’t make the final choice between the two, I’ll go with both.

Tomorrow is the day I get to weave again. Yeah! I also have a to-do list a mile long. Since I have a tendency to try to put too many things to do in a single day on my list, I am making a master list and choosing 3-4 items from the list for the next day. But first thing tomorrow I will build a fire in the stove and weave. After a few hours of weaving I can get out the list and start checking them off.

One thing I have done in the last week is to make an inventory of my accomplishments for the past year, and I feel pretty good about that. For a list of questions to jog your memory, check out Alyson B. Stanfield’s newsletter. I’ve accomplished more than I realized in the way of making art and taking care of the business of art. So, I am acknowledging myself and celebrating, a la Alyson.

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