Discussion, Meditation and Prayer.
I know it's a little late in coming but at least we're still in January so 'Happy New Year!'. There are so many expectations for when the old year is coming to a close and the start of a new one is on the horizon. Lists and lists of overambitious goals are made by millions of us across the globe. Myself included. But, this year I'm taking a slightly different tack.
Just before New Years, Juan and I went out for Lunch with the in-laws. We went into the mountains and stopped at potato hill on the way back. The day was spectacularly beautiful, snow still gathered in small clumps across the pathways and the view of Utah was breathtaking (quite literally, it was freezing!!). With the view of the city so vast, it provided a good place to contemplate the events of a year passed and an even better place to conjure up our goals and desires for the year to come through discussion, meditation and prayer.
There are things I really want to achieve this year but I always get frightened of making 'official' goals in the fear that officiating them 'jinxes' any possibility of actually achieving them. So I have decided that I have 1) hopes for the future and 2) casual resolutions.
Casual resolutions/goals include;
- Be able to speak a whole, coherent, two-way conversation in Spanish by the end of the year.
- Use yoga and meditation as a way of calming my busy thoughts and tightening my body.
- Work on my singing.
- FaceTime friends and family more.
I think these are all super achievable side goals to our real hopes for 2017.
This year is going to be an interesting year. Another interesting year should I say. We have some big things ahead, things of spiritual growth and things of economic growth and we have yet to plan our trip to England (the first time I will have been back since getting married). And maybe most excitingly, Juan and I are working at moving into our own place. So let's wait and see what the year holds..
Brit. U.S.resident. Lover of Opera. Believer of dreams.