… of 2022 that is. Where did it go? You may well ask, and I only wish I knew.
There’s something about the start of a new year that is exciting and scary in equal parts, at least it is for me. Exciting because of all the potential new opportunities ahead, and scary because there are things I’ve loved about 2022 that I don’t want to let go of and hope will continue with me into the new year.
No resolutions for me this year, instead I’ll be listing out my ‘intentions’ in my shiny new 2023 journal. The list is pretty long and may well get even longer since there’s still a few days left to think about things. I do a little ritual on New Year’s Eve which I really look forward to, and this year I’m adding a few new ones. We’ll be out during the evening, so I’ll get them done as soon as the light fades around teatime here in the UK.
My main ritual involves writing down all the things I don’t want to take into the new year with me … such as hurt feelings, past mistakes, fears, disappointments… and then tearing up the paper and setting light to it (this is done outside and in an appropriate container, of course). There’s something very freeing about watching those words go up in smoke, taking with them all those negative emotions. After that’s done, I write down all my intentions for the new year while burning a candle and playing some music, assisted as ever by my trusty companion, if she can let go of her favourite Christmas toy for an hour, or so.
After that we’ll grab a bottle of bubbly and head along to a neighbour’s house for some New Year merriment, happy in the knowledge that I’ve let go of the old and am ready to welcome in the new.
So, all that’s left is for me to wish everyone a very happy, healthy, safe, prosperous, and successful 2023
Oh, and here’s my choice of Christmas 2022 TV advert this year. Have the tissues ready…
Ah, that brought a smile to me. What a great commercial. And I love your burning of the negativity. I’m going to have to try that.
I love everything about this blog, your end of one year and beginning of a new one ritual, Vivvy with her Christmas toy, and the video. May 2023 bring you the joy of your intentions come to life.
I have been thinking about doing something similar with all the things on my mind and wearing my heart down. It’s supposed to get cold again here this weekend and when I make a fire in the fireplace, I may do it!! Jillian
Seems so far away now. Love the photo of Vivvy! x