Monday, January 6, 2014

Hello Monday - Happy New Year!


It's the first Monday of the New Year and my first chance to sit down and meditate on the year that was and the fresh and shiny new year that lies ahead. I don't make resolutions, but sometimes I choose a word for the new year. This year I stumbled upon a quote that struck me as a possible totem for 2014.

 "Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness." - attributed to Allen Ginsgerg

What that says to me is - Be Yourself. Simple right? I'm still ruminating on what that truly means to me and how it informs my daily life, but it's a pretty good rule to live by.

I look forward to this year, to settle even more into our new home, to make memories with my family, and to laugh a lot. I hope to play more, explore more, have adventures and cozy moments. I am excited about designing and making more, discovering some new techniques and passions, playing with ideas that have been swimming around in my head for a while.

I am ready to reinvigorate this happy place as well, more sharing of ideas and changing things up a bit. All good things!

How about you? Do you make resolutions, write down intentions, or choose a yearly word? What are you looking forward to?

May it truly be a Happy New Year to you all!

"Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!" - Dr. Seuss

12 comments:

Flaming Nora said...

Wise words indeed!

Jo said...

My word this year is simplicity. But I think I may say that every year .....

Daisy Jones said...

I love my inner madness it makes for a more interesting meeee!
daisy j x

mel @ loved handmade said...

Wonderful words.. and Happy New Year to you too! My word(s) is 'let go' it's a challenge but it will be good for me and my gang x

june at noon said...

Happy new year! I hate the idea of resolutions--too much pressure and guilt if you fail. I usually make goals, just something to aim for. But this year I've decided to forego even that and just flow. We'll see how well that works out. ;)

Lori ann said...

love your post, it really resonated with me. wishing you all the best in 2014, i love a new year, so much to look forward to, very exciting!
*happy*

Jeanette @ methedrowsybee.blogspot.com said...

I love the idea of a quote for the year. I had a hard time choosing just one word so I've decided to also have a monthly inspiration word. I love reading your blog and look forward to the upcoming year with you. Happy 2014!

sustainablemum said...

Lovely post, I just want to be me and do the best I can for my family, my goal for every year!

andrea creates said...

great post!
Happy New Year : )

Lindsay McCoy said...

I'm a week late, but happy New Year! I love the quote. :)

Pomme Coing said...

hello and happy new year to you too!
I thought about you because I am starting a "happy mail project" and I thought you might be interested ? it would be a nice way to get to know you better, and because you are looking for new adventures maybe you would enjoy joining us?
cheers!
Hermine
ps it is in french but I can translate ;-)

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

More of you being you here, that has to be a good thing ... I'm looking forward to it already :)