It's time to pick a word.
A word to define the goals of 2013. What come to mind?
Success, money, prestige, travel, love, adventure, excitement.....????? not at all....
I'm not seeking anything in particular for 2013 other than a settling in of myself, a step back, a quietness and simplicity of the day to day, my home, friends and family.
Where once I would have shuddered to be called simple or to crave simple things, I now accept and embrace the basics of SIMPLE. I actually really like the definition of SIMPLE. It reflects me, describes me and defines me quite well.
"Having or composed of only one thing, element or part (pure)
Being without additions or modifications
One element or part
Not involved or complicated
Little ornamentation or adornment
Not elaborate, elegant or luxurious
Unworldly or unsophisticated
Not guileful or deceitful, Sincere
Unassuming, unpretentious, not affected
Humble or lowly in condition or rank
Ordinary or common"
My goals are pared back, re-defined
read more biographies
learn to paint
walk the beach
rid the house of 100 items
ask everyone I meet at least 1 question
make handmade gifts
pare back my wardrobe to 33 items each season
buy natural products
rid my vocabulary of embellishments with adjectives such as sea, low fat, cashmere, organic, extra virgin, vintage etc. from now on it's salt, milk, wool, coffee, olive oil and used.
listen to music without lyrics
pick a new charity
make a toy for my soon to be born grandchild
wear natural fibers
drink more water
mind my own business
see more live theatre
learn a little Spanish
join a book club--this has been on my list since last year. I found one but did not "Qualify" because I was over 40...this surprised me...my 51 years of devouring a book a week, especially Canadian Literature, gives the wisdom NOT to be insulted by this.
better health for those that struggled this year
encourage people to join a bone marrow registry
Hold a newborn and memorize the joy of an infant
Simple is sounding quite delightful
Remembering those we lost in 2012