Happy New Year

 

img_2253It’s difficult to believe but 2018 is almost here. What has happened with 2017? It was like yesterday I was wishing happy 2017.

I don’t like to make resolutions for the new year,  generally, by February I’ve already given up on them.

But I do choose a word of the year, I’ve been doing it since 2014 and it really makes a difference for me. A tiny work helps me to be focus, to always bring me back to my real self.

My word for 2018 is EMBRACE. I’ve been doing a brave work of discovering my true self, a journey of self-love and respect. It’s time to accept myself and be my true friend. I painted this canvas and I’ll place it on a wall in my studio.  The symbols on it are Angelic Zibu Symbols: On the top left – nurture yourself, left side – listen within and on the right – embrace life. My 2017 word was BRAVE, I painted a canvas for it as well. Looking back I see that I was really brave in relation to figure out stuff that was hidden deep inside me.

I painted a wheel of the year with words for each month, so I can narrow down and work month by month on each intention. On the left side are my intentions and on the right side I’ll fill up after each month with the what really happened.

 

img_2256Here are my new notebooks for 2018:

The one with flowers is a Christma gift from hubby, it will be my journal for morning/evening pages, under it is a large sketchbook that I’ll use for art journaling. I have the We’Moon datebook and the tiny one is Hobonichi Techo, Japanese compact daily planner, that I’ll use for poetry and quotes. This last one is a quite expensive notebook, but I decided to give it to myself as a treat because I deserve it!

And you? Have you chosen a work for the new year, set few intentions, or are you going to let things move according to the flow?

Happy New Year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nurturing Thursday # 13

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“Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction

you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort. “

Deborah Day

It’s cold around here, I’m glad I don’t have to go to work this week. This means I can be cozy indoors without the hush to go out early morning.

Few things I’m doing to nourish myself this week:

  • Sleeping and sleeping
  • Lots of art journal pages
  • Eating warm and health food
  • Going out in the afternoon to take photos, it’s cold but it’s pretty out there
  • Knitting a scarf for myself
  • Reading and writing
  • Drinking lots of tea
  • Watching movies with hubby and kids in the evenings

And you? how are you nourishing yourself this week?

Happy New Year!

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