January’s List Theme: Personal Goals.

Making lists to usher in the New Year is nothing new yet however, I thrive off of lists. the issue was, I hadn’t continued the process of making them – let alone following them. Last year life got really busy, transformative and with that my mind can’t begin to file and annotate all the thoughts, dreams, ideas & emotions that process every second.

I awoke on New Years to a overcast morning, hardly slept the night before (watching too many Twilight Zone reruns) but I know in my heart in order to grow you have to nurture and nourish yourself. I don’t want to fall into a cycle of self-doubt and not everyone has the privilege of a support team rallying them on. So I decided to take matters into my own hands: assess, distinguish my goals and desires and every time that fleeing thought of anxiety of doubt creeped in, I worked so hard to silence it. For the most part, it’s working.

This is my list for what I’d like to achieve as a person in this year. I decided for each month I will come up with a list and theme of actions, thoughts and anything else pertaining to that theme. It’s my humble goal to hopefully inspire others and motivate you. I believe we can convert our dreams into fruition, it just takes hard work and a lot of practice. Fear is not real (I continually remind myself of this) I push myself because in the end, I can rest knowing I did something because I wanted to, and learned something in the process.

january 2015 list

Feel free to share your own lists, or better yet write them down,  write whatever comes to mind, create vision boards and throw kindness around like confetti.

“The cat likes overhearing children’s stories”

With the new years comes the desire from resolutions  goals, things to overcome in the new year. Though I have written a bit about what I would like the new year to bring, but I think it is a good to have dreams and I like to think of goals as a paper ship ride, not fully knowing where you will go but eventually, you will reach land. And that is important. To journey and have a vision (or several) and see where the wind will take you.

This  year I would like to

1. Harvest a garden. I want wildflowers, herbs and maybe a small lemon tree
2. Explore more of California, and have more adventures in general, make new friendships
3. Journal more. I admire people who at the end of the year have heavily filled journals
4. Write down every bit of inspiration, vision and dream
5. Tackle new knitting techniques, as daunting or intimidating as it may seem
6. Collect more treasures and old books
7. Focus more on my darling pen pals/packages
8. Join a workshop, any kind, at least once this year
9. My goal this year is to read 60 books.
10. Improve my health organically, holistically. blogs I love : Brit, Sarah and Keeper of the Home
11. Document more, I used to be someone who took photos and captured memories, I haven’t done that in years, I want to return to collecting memories

I have more but I’ll keep this one short!

chasing birds