Preparing For A New Year…

motivation-do-moreLawd! The Holidays are almost over! And another calendar year is about to close. Whew! I’m telling you, I had a great year. Really, a great year. On Christmas Eve, my Mom and I were snuggling on the couch at my sisters and just chatted on how we could not believe how fast this year went! I think a lot of this has to do with an idea I had last year, that resulted in a new community I put together with the help of some of the most amazing friends a person could have. With a few hiccups here and there, we managed to put together a little community that all in all, wanted to find their spirituality through their own personal relationship with God, regardless of what religious background or present denomination they have.  But to seek their own Spirit with God through the very Earth we were given to live upon.  How awesome is that???  Honestly I never thought it would work. But it did! And here I can say our tightly knit little group is as strong as ever, and although I do not usually discuss my group on outside forums, I think it’s safe to say they won’t mind.

From my previous post, I found my wanting to take down my holiday décor earlier than the 1st of January, and although it was my plan, it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen as I had planned. My sweet honey threw his back out and we need to be extra careful on how to handle him with picking up things around the house. He’s very chivalrous that way, making sure I don’t pick up the big stuff and put away things, he likes to do these things for me, and although I consider myself a liberal woman in her own right, I’m okay with him being the rightful gentleman that he is. Our boys have been busy playing with their new toys, not really anticipating the clearing out of the old toys that they have no use for anymore. It’s something that needs to be done in order for us to maintain a peace in our home.  One of our biggest goals in life is living clutter free; and although we are getting there, we’re not there just yet. A work in progress: Heck, a work of a lifetime in progress. This is something that we can just do one time and it’s done. Clutter-maintenance is going to be our daily ritual, and trying to get the 4 of us to let go of the little stuff we can easily manage to put into a drawer is definitely going to be difficult. But, we’re doing it! I swear on my life!

On another note, another reason why I am looking forward to moving on from this holiday is from losing a friend to an accidental death that happened too soon for this young woman. We had been friends since 2005, and finding out on my birthday she passed away suddenly less than a week prior was raw to my heart and I am still trying to deal with the emotions of loss. We promised each other long ago we would meet one day (she lived in Ireland), and I vow to keep my promise, as she is buried at her home parish in the very county where our ancestors and distant family relations are from. One day, I promise you, Gloria.

So, as we gear up for the close of 2014, I’m dreaming up the upcoming year of learning little things like knitting, macramé and pottery, getting some more paintings out, starting my little Juice Plus+ business, and *sigh*…start running. And you know, it may take up to a year to get me going, but the world needs us all outside more, and I plan on doing my part starting this year.

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