I mentioned in my last post that I’m not big on resolutions. I quit them by the second week of January, so why bother setting them. Instead, I’m thinking about how I want to FEEL in 2013 and some things that are going to get me there. I’m working through The Desire Map (affiliate) by Danielle Laporte (I adore this woman) and have decided that FEEL is more important than goals. Ultimately those things I want to feel will point me to goals. So here’s some ideas I have for the brand new year.
I want to feel more Spiritual
To feel more spiritual I need to attend my church more. I love my church, it’s just a bit of a drive. But when I’m there, singing my heart out, I feel so alive! It’s also a great way to start conversations with My Guy, to continue to explore my thoughts, beliefs and spiritual leanings.
I also want to spend more time writing about my faith and exploring it within myself. Maybe this means keeping a journal or something, but I would like to make more space to explore my inner spiritual side.
And I also want to read more about religion (mine and others) and spend more time studying what’s been written. Again, it just helps me to feel more connected and spiritually grounded. Plus, I love hearing other opinions and deciding for myself where they fit into my beliefs.
I want to feel more Authentic/Real
I know, ‘authenticity’ is such a buzz word that it’s almost lame to use it. But I have been feeling more real – honest about who I am and loving who I am. I want to continue this feeling! I want to produce, create and be myself. And rather than saying or doing what I think is expected, I’d rather be true to myself when choosing how I will express myself.
I want to feel more Confident
Oh this one is a perennial struggle for me and many others! So I’ve been trying to figure out what I can do to be confidant in my decisions and choices. I think one thing is to stop asking for everyone’s opinions! Don’t get me wrong, some feedback is great. But I ask to death and then side with whomever I think might know more about things and I forget to check in with my gut.
Decisions I’ve explored, turned over in my own head, then shared and then gone with what feels right (which also takes into account facts), I feel much more confidant in what I’m doing. So in the end, my gut reaction and internal thoughts make me more confidant.
I want to feel more Green
Ok, this is a lousy word to describe what I mean! Maybe Eco-friendly? This one clearly is not done being worked on. But I want to be more self-sustainable in terms of my food. Grow more food, be creative with my canning. Spend more time growing my own and sourcing local and preserving my food (without preservatives!) so that my life is more sustainable and I leave smaller and fewer footprints.
Not only do I want to do this for health reasons (me and the planet) but I also enjoy these pursuits. I enjoy cooking and growing plants. I enjoy working with the earth.
This is still a work in progress. I need to refine what I’m looking for in the upcoming year, but the ideas about are the most prominent for me. And of course, these ideas lead directly into Country Girl Cooks and will help me to decide what the new year will bring for new products and ideas.
How do you want to feel in 2013? Share below in the comments how you want to feel in the new year!