Another year is coming to a close and a new one is about to begin. Where has the time flown?
While I didn't accomplish as much as I would have liked nor have I met all the goals I had set for the year, all in all it was still a good year.
The month between Thanksgiving and Christmas hit me especially hard this year. Thanksgiving was 6 years since my Grandma passed and Christmas Eve was 18 years since I lost my Daddy. I was trying so hard to remember his voice this year, to remember good times with him. I wish they were both still here to see how the girls have grown into to the lovelies that they are. After looking at some pictures of me and my Dad from when I was little I began to feel better.
We had a really great Christmas. A FULL HOUSE! 15 people in all. It was a really pleasant day. My Beloved's Dad made it home for Christmas, which made Mom very happy. For a brief moment, it looked like he might not have made it. Then we ended up with a white Christmas! Got about 3 inches of fluffy goodness!!! It's awesome to wake up and still see it looking so pretty and snow covered out there.
So my Word for the Year... I've thought about this for much of December. And for good bit of it, it seemed like "SHINE" was going to be my word. Then I worked with my oracle deck and the clarity card came up. So I thought...OKAY! Then a couple of days ago, "DARE" snuck in and all I keep thinking is: DARE to shine, DARE to dream, DARE to soar, DARE to step out of my comfort zone, and so on and so on. So as of right now, I think DARE is my word for 2013.
I saw some one say that they pick a theme song for the year too, and a color. Almost immediately the song "Titanium" popped into my head. As to color...my mind went to Red. I don't typically like Red. I don't use it much, but it's the first color that keeps popping in to my head.
Things I'm going to try and do this year: Project Life 365 or something similar, create at least one new piece of art a week, write at least 500 words daily. I want to start my art journaling again, daily if possible. And of course read more books!
I wish all of you a Happy 2013! May it be a year filled with health, love, peace, joy, prosperity, magic, and lots of artsy goodness! Stay safe my lovelies! See you next year :D