Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 Review

For the past few years (minus 2015 apparently) I've done a year-end review based on an article from Whole Living magazine.  Here's this year's. 


How have you spent your time?

I have spent most of my time re-thinking our homeschooling practices, thinking about new house things, acting, directing, and reading books.

What are you grateful for?

I am grateful for unconditional love and the many ways it has been shown to me and the many ways I have learned to live it this year.

What were your sorrows and disappointments?  How did they change you?

There were sorrows in dealing with mental illness - mine and those around me.  There were little disappointments for the kids - not making the pre-pro ballet class, starting OT.  Small things. 

What books, films, etc., moved you?


Sex at Dawn by Cacilda Jetha and Christopher Ryan


Ghostbusters (2016 version)


How are you different from the way you were a year ago?

I'm quieter.  I'm louder.  I'm more sure of myself and so much less sure.  I feel more comfortable in my skin.  I'm able to state things more directly.  I'm able to ask for what I need and sometimes for things I want.  I've stopped thinking wanting is selfish.

How can you integrate the lessons of the past year?

Continue doing the things that work.  Keep noticing and releasing the things that don't.

Is there anything you're trying to force into existence right now?  If so, what would happen if you stopped?

A fully realized manifestation of all of my past life lessons.  If I stopped trying to force it, I suppose it would happen just the same.


What do you want to focus on in the coming year?

Taking care of myself without feeling guilty.  Saying what I mean.  Keeping my feelings to myself until I get to the bottom of what I'm feeling - then speaking calmly and with as much wisdom as I can.  Eating well all the time.  Stop apologizing for being comfortable.

If you could sum up your desires and longings in one simple statement spoken from the highest aspect of yourself, what would it be?

To maintain the honest and unconditional relationships that I have, and to surround myself with more of them: focus on authentic community. 

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