Well, it's New Years Eve. Officially. Goodbye 2012.
But I won't say good riddance (for once.) Honestly? I thought I had an "ok" year. I mean, compared to 2009 through 2011, it was a picnic. There were downs, but there were plenty of ups too. And I'm so grateful for that. I declare that 2012 was a year of normalcy. I felt like a human being again, not a divorced wretch. It was the year of sex. Oops. It was a year of relationship attempts. It was a year of less writing and more crafting. It was a year of weight ups and downs. It was the year I lost my gallbladder (thank the lord.) It was the year I finally felt like the eating disorder wasn't controlling my life. It was a year of funky hair choices. It was a damn good year at work. It was a much better year financially: I got my shit together and I only hope it stays that way. It was a year of family: big changes, little changes. It was a year that I was not at all lonely. (Clarification: I wasn't lonely in my life like I was alone in Hartford. Yes, I did talk about the not having a relationship kind of lonely.)
And what will 2013 bring? Lots of good shit, I hope. I do not feel inclined at all to make resolutions. And let me tell you, I'm so sick of worrying about my weight. I've got big t & a, and I'm going to deal with it. You won't see me making any weight loss declarations. I'm tired of the bullshit and I just want to live my life.
So, I think it's time to throw up this year's vision board. Yes. I love making these.
2013 is going to be all about personal identity and style, spirituality, expanding sense of self, experimenting with love and relationships, and planning for my financial future.
Here are the key words and phrases visualized on the board. Some are literal, some are symbolic.
Savings for a Rainy Day
2013Mazda6 in Fireglow Red
Inappropriate Love and Passion (Outside the Comfort zone: why not?)
Taking a Chance (or two or three)
Manifesting Love (Reiki candle)
Etsy Shop estalishment
Defining Style: Rocker Chic and Boho Western
Piercing my Nose? Finally?
M Style Aesthetic (red chevron & black/white damask and anything cameo/sillouette/vintage)
Art Museum Trips
Painting, Better Quality brushes