Well now that we’ve finished with the silly season and we’re clean out of apocalypses, bar mis-calculation of asteroid travel parameters we have a whole new year to live.
Definitely with a few more grey hairs and a tad wisened by experience.
So what will it bring? What do we want to draw out of it? Give to it? What would we like to continue? How would we like it to bring shifts in the way we live?
In a completely uncharacteristic* moment of navel gazing Greg and I were discussing this and he suggested a beautiful exercise to help frame 2013 – drawing. Creatively visualising the coming year.
It made for a great contemplative afternoon, full of many childhood throwbacks and lots of wandering out on limbs, waiting for the hook to weave all of your threads together.
There were a few common trends. We all want to bring more balance and focus into our lives. There are also many parts, complimentary, filling a complete human experience that need integration and juggling. Friends, family, care, causes, recreation time. Positive transformation. Sheer fabulousness.
One exciting shift ringing in the new year is that many of us (me – Leash, Greg, Nina, Chris) will be expanding our horizons studying in 2013.
Another is the vastly safety improved chicken shed, and it’s shiny new residents!
It’s reinforced with corrugated steel 3 feet deep, held in place by heavy concrete blocks which we will be concreting into a solid intractable mass on the weekend.
Looking forward to getting to know the girls, spoiling them silly with tid bits and returning to the regular rhythms of chook husbandry.
Keeping the momentum of our project slowly turning on and on, with vision, increasing clarity and knowledge and patience.
Remembering of course to have fun!