Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Turning the page to 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR
I hope you have arrived safely and happily in 2019


I still like to have a wall calendar to keep track of where I am at, but like most years, I have not managed to get a shiny new 2019 calendar yet, so I haven't actually turned any pages to the new year. 

Nor have I found my word.
I don't do new years resolutions but for a number of years now, I have had A Word. At the start of the year I choose a single word - A word that I focus on and investigate, A word that I make part of my everyday, A word that I refer to for inspiration. And I have discovered just how important and effective just One Little Word can be. I have not found my word for 2019 yet, but it will come to me. 

The start of a new year always feels a bit odd to me. In reality, 1st of January is like any other day (well any other day, feeling a bit 'tired' after a big night) but at the same time, it feels different. I feel there is a stillness and calm, and a quiet anticipation. Like an old steam train, I pulled into the station, huffing and puffing with screaming breaks and hot steam flying everywhere to finish the year. I have had time to rest and let the engine cool off a bit - have a big sigh. Now, I need to put more coal in the furnace and get going again, but like the big, heavy, old train, it takes a little time and carefully measured energy to get enough steam build up and get going again. I will get there - but I don't feel rushed.


I should probably start by making a list. I like lists. I often loose my lists, or change them, or write new ones, but without them I am way too easily distracted and side tracked. I think, I will be busy, so the best way to start is to start a list...

... or perhaps I just pull out my needle and stitch for a bit, while I contemplate what needs to go on my list and in which order.

Best Stitches for a fabulous year ahead.
Anna X

8 comments:

  1. Happy new year! I love the analogy of the train, that is brilliant. I’ve been giving thought to a ‘word’ for the year too. I too am undecided but I know the right one will settle soon. I look forward to the delights you will bring us this year!

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    1. Words can be so incredibly important if you allow them to.
      Happy New Year, Catherine.

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  2. Happy New Year to you and yours, dear Anna, wishing you prosperity, love and good gealth in 2019!
    Hug, Ilona

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    1. And to you and yours Ilona. Sending you sunshine, warmth and happy thoughts.
      Anna x

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  3. Hi Anna,
    I am having problem leaving comments as Minworks. Happy New Year - on a cold, grey windy day as it is here near Vancouver BC the yellow of the flowers in your post seems like pure sunshine. I needed that!

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. It is so nice to hear that perhaps the house is beginning to reflect some of the Nordic charm I am seeking.
    All the best. Janine

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    1. Hi Janine, I would happily send some of the current heat your way. Then again, it would instantly melt that lovely snow of yours.
      Anna x

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  4. All the best in 2019 to you and your beloved!

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  5. I've heard of choosing a word, Anna, but I've never tried it. My mind is so all over the place, I would need a dictionary!
    Wishing you all the best for 2019.

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