Here is the #2ndhandspirited December Daily Prompt Calendar. Hoping you have a wonderful December!
November Thankfulness Journal Prompts
Are you taking part in the 100 day project this year? I am going to try to make an Instagram reel everyday for the next 100 days! To keep track of my progress I have made some 100 day project trackers. I thought I would share them here! Tell me about your project! Tag me on IG if you use the tracker! Good luck on your 100 day adventure!
This year I am trying to keep my “word” and my intentions in my mind. Last year, there were times when I could not remember what my word was! Last year was the first time I wrote out my intentions or my mission statement for the year. That worked really well for me. I was writing as though I had already achieved what I wanted, as if my vision had come to fruition. This year, I scripted my vision and made sure to include my “word” of the year to remind me of what I want to accomplish and why.
My word this year is DEVELOP. I want to develop many things I have already put in to place. I don’t feel my life is in need of any massive shifts, but there are some aspects that need tending. If I want my life to be a garden, I need to keep honing my gardening skills! So it goes for 2022. I want to make sure that I can continue to develop my life personally and professionally.
I am trying out a monthly workbook page or check-in. A few years ago, Café Analog created a monthly check in, and I really felt like it was helpful for keeping my word in mind. Though this workbook page is not quite as extensive, I am hoping it will keep me motivated to keep my intentions and word in focus!
I hope this post find you well. The past two years have certainly gone by much more quickly and chaotically than expected. This year, I have made the conscious decision to dedicate time to completing my December Daily challenge and updating the blog. The time that has passed has been filled with changes and challenges that have sent my creative spirit in to hibernation. The excitement of the holiday season and the new year just around the corner reached deep within to inspire and awaken and reinvigorate 2ndhandspirited. I hope that you will join.
This evening as the ball drops in New York City’s Times Square, I will be spending time surrounded by my family. We will attempt to wake the kiddos before the stroke of midnight and they will likely be too crabby to enjoy the clanging of the pots and pans that will take place to ring in 2019. Within the 20 minutes after midnight we will gather our things and scurry home. Our late partying days our over but we always make the effort to stay up until midnight.
One tradition that we always observe is writing down our top memories of the past year and what we are looking forward to in the new year. We have been keeping this tradtion for many years. It is always fun to look back and through the years and see what our memories were and what we were hoping to accomplish.
I look forward to the new year and I hope that you do as well! May 2019 be your best year yet.
I love the idea of a new beginning. New years, new weeks, new quarters. I can think of reasons to start anew all the time. The truth is that there is nothing particularly magical about a new year. Your ability to change and grow is a power you hold within yourself and you may choose to exercise your ability to change at any moment. In fact, life does not wait for new years or Mondays to inject a life-altering change. Change can happen to you in any moment. In line at the grocery story, in traffic, or in ways that you never expected. Though change is hard, it also brings growth. We are programmed to fear change. However, when we change and look back the person before the change is almost unrecognizable. Without change we do not grow.
I wish you luck in whatever changes you wish to make this year. I wish you peace for whatever unexpected changes occur in your life. Most of all I wish you the strength it takes to face these changes and integrate them in to your life.
The holiday was good for me. It was minimally stressful and I spent time with those I love. Now that we are a few days out I have had my pictures developed and have put many of the gifted items away. I love to look at the pictures. There is always something new to see. And walgreens had a $.09 print special!
There is a nice calm transition period before life really kicks back in to high gear. I hope that you had a nice holiday and that you are feeling positive heading in to the new year. If you are having a tough time, try writing a list of things that you are grateful for. I am grateful that you are here. Sending love and best wishes!