I have several things "in the works" for 2009. One is our January Journey event on January 17th...Hopefully lots of laughter and good conversation...Then on to planning the Chinese New Years party....hope I can get it all together. As you may know...my word for 2009 is ACTION...which means I need to be super organized and plan well in advance to actually accomplish the things I want to do in 2009. I have also picked a little motto for 2009...SPREAD YOUR WINGS....its part of the header over at my blog Just Ginger....along with a beautiful fairy...lol.
As I live my word and motto for 2009...I will look at it from three different perspectives.
- One of course is is living my motto and word in my home...which is always a work in progress. So organizing and managing my home...some day I aspire to be ORGANIZED...maybe this will be the year!
- Second is living my word in my social/friendships...not putting things on the back burner...not just talking but DOING the things I want to do.
- Third is living my word and motto in my personal realm/self.....making sure my thoughts, internal world, self, and spiritual self are in accord with what I want them to be. Part of this will be a journey of self discovery and reflecting and writing about things to clarify just who I am and what I stand for.
All three perspectives will honestly be challenging journeys...as we start out the new year with high hopes, dreams, and expectations....that are easily lost or buried under the grind of daily life...one of the ways I am planning to have the emotional energy to embark on these journeys is to REMIND myself that I am not the keeper/planner/fixer/emotional sponge for ALL people...really for NO ONE...This will involve disengaging a bit...not in a harmful or hurtful way but just not WORRYING about everyone else...let them take their paths, make their choices, and sometimes cry their own tears...not that I will not offer comfort to those in need....BUT simply that I will STOP being overly involved in things...because perhaps the journeys of others are best traveled by them...not me.!!
So I am really looking forward to sharing my thoughts with you here at Ginger's Journey...and hope that each of you at least take a bit of something away from my posts...that in some way you connect, understand, learn from, reflect on or are challenged by my writing...I'd love to hear your comments, thoughts, and ideas so feel free to leave a comment or post on the little message board...I enjoy learning from you also and each of your brings a unique perspective to my life!!