Sunday, December 30, 2012

SUNDAY SALON: Preparing for the New Year

Hello everyone! Tomorrow is New Years Eve and I've been thinking a lot about my typical NewYear's traditions. I usually spend a great deal of time cleaning my house top to bottom sorting thru old paperwork and working on resolutions. this year so far I haven't done any of it. I've been so busy and after I finish work tomorrow all I feel like doing is going to the movies and reading!
I realise a lot of the old traditions Ifollow are based on rituals my mother practiced and habit. This year I'm going to go at it a bit differently. I'll admit to feeling a little nervous about not following my normal traditions but I'm going to focus on doing a mental and physical "clearing out"
In the December LA Yoga there is an amazing article by Michael Beckwith about setting intentions. As we end the year it's amazing to look back and see how some of our wishes for the year came true and others didn't . Dr. Beckwith talks about this in the article. He explains that an external wish list is less effective than quiet introspection of what we really yearn for and listening quietly for answers that will guide us towards or goals,
So tomorrow I will spend a lot of time reflecting on what I truly want to create in 2013 and creating a plan to make it happen. I'll also be working on my blogging goals for next year. I'm really happy with the number of books, graphic novels and manga I read last year : over 300! But I'm really looking to not have an overflowing shelf of unread books.
 It's interesting how my book shelf became crowded once again. I won't be attending any ALA events next year so my goal is to read the 140 physical books I have on my shelf and then attack my e-reader! I'm also going to only check out no more than 3 library books at a time and just keep adding to my steadily growing library wish list.
What about you guys, what are some of your New Years traditions or goals for the New Year?


charles ellington said...

We spend the day cleaning house then spend the night with a few friends,I have some plans for 2013 but not ready to say "out load" yet.

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Happy New Year, Kai! I am also working on my goals, both blogging/reading and life. Here's to a wonderful 2013!