Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New Year Goals in the Blogisphere

I've been catching up on my blog reading today. Many of us are making goal lists for the new year. Amy at Crunchy Domestic Goddess lists her Green Goals for the year. At Reflections in the Pond Silverlotus made a very ambitious life/crafting goal list. Suzie at Chez Sacred Suzie made a thoughtful list of goals for herself and her home. When I started to think about my goals way too many lists popped into my head. As a list enthusiast I have to scale back my lists instead of encouraging them. But I think that by being realistic I can have multiple lists without overwhelming myself or setting goals that are unattainable. My family/home life works into these other lists in certain places so I don't feel the need to make a specific one for it. The two areas that I have goals for 2009 is in my Green living and my spiritual life. Art making will have to be fluid because of my new work from home job. To be honest everything is going to have to be more fluid with me working from home. But regardless I have so many ideas running through my head that a list will be just the thing to keep me focused this year. I have combined my spiritual and artistic lists because I consider making art to be a spiritual practice.

Green Living Goals for 2009
-Make my own reusable menstrual pads & buy a new Keeper or Diva Cup
-Take a walk in nature every day
-Look into getting a plot in our community garden & grow vegetables
-Grow some vegetables in containers at home
-Continue to reduce packaging consumption
-Make more foods from scratch
-Officially become an EcoMom community leader
-Plan & host an EcoMom party

Spiritual/Artistic Goals for 2009
-Continue my once a month ritual time (hopefully increase to twice a month)
-Plan a celebration for each Sabbat (small is okay)
-Research a pagan themed essay I've been mulling over
-Let the cycles of nature resonate inside me
-Continue to branch out into the Pagan/Spiritual community
-Make time for my yoga practice
-Make art when the spirit moves me, with the intention of developing my "style" and technique further
-Mother & love from a place of peace & truth

Set your goals and let the chips fall where they may. It helps to have them written down and sharing them is also a great way to stay accountable for them.


Silverlotus said...

Wonderful goals, Jen. Kinda makes me feel, I don't know, like I'm not reaching high enough. But we each have our own path to walk, and mine is pretty mundane right now. But still beautiful in it's own right.

I wish you the best for the New Year, and I hope you will meet all your goals.

Sacred Suzie said...

It's so nice to meet you! I love that your goals are so green, creative and spiritual. Beautiful. I am in particularly happy about you making more food from scratch but then I am very biased on that topic.

I will be back my domestic bliss friend!