Peeking in after the longest (and totally spontaneous) blog break ever! The day I wrote my last post, was the day that the flu knocked on our front door. It paid visits to each of us, and didn't leave until a few days before Christmas. What a lesson in letting go… and yet, I couldn't really. So I scrambled and I hustled. And out of town visitors were welcomed, Santa still came, and a tenth birthday was celebrated in style… all in matter of days. The amount of cooking/baking, thoughtful planning and lack of sleep that I muster around this time of year always boggles my mind. I know I'm not alone. The rewards in the moment are fabulous… laughter, love, excitement. But it's the after story, that I enjoy most. This week of quiet and peace. The slow movement of the hours. The leftovers of treats and presents. The new books and cups of hot beverages. Slippers and pajamas till noon… or longer. This year we've added a new tradition- the purge. We are cleaning out closets and taking stock… slowly and in pjs, of course. And as I think about the year we are leaving behind- and all that I look forward to for 2015, I have printed out my favorite tool for annual reflection- Susannah Conway's Unraveling the Year Ahead.
I highly recommend taking some time to contemplate all that has come to pass and what intentions you'd like to set for the future. Susannah's free work book gives me just the right jumpstart each New Year. Wishing you all much peace and love as we hang our new calendars!