I know, I know…2013 begins on January 1. I’m not talking about time and years measured out into quantities, calendar units, dates. What I’m talking about is the New Year as a state of mind: possibility, wide horizons to fill with intentions and movement, a fresh start, big glorious plans to take over the world. You know: resolutions. Which historically I’m not fond of, though I make them every year.
Despite this, I’ve started my whole year-end reflection/2013 planning process now. I did Reverb awhile back, and while that was fun and I love reading other people doing it, I thought I’d go it alone this go-round. I’m hunkering down every so often with a big mug of gingerbread spice tea (or a glass of wine if I’m feeling frisky and libertine-y) and scribbling in my journal and hippie productivity tool. It’s been nice and chill and thoughtful; let me tell you about it in this video blog post, in which I talk about why I start this thinking/planning process earlier than usual these days, and give state evidence on how nerdy I am:
(Note: there’s a high awkward factor here! Eeeek! But I promised myself I’d do one of these in 2012, so there you go, squeaking in at the last minute!)
Anyway, the link to Leonie Dawson’s fabulous workbook is here. (This is an affiliate link: I really truly use this, and I vouch for its awesomeness, especially if you like hippie sparkle.) And Susannah Conway’s free year-end planning tool is here. I’m really enjoying filling mine out this year and have started looking forward to 2013; I’ll likely share the some of the fruits of my mental labors in a few blog posts later this month. Are you thinking about 2013 already? How are you going about it? Please share below, and no matter what you do or don’t do, I hope the year-end is a soulful, beautiful time for you.