So it's almost the end of the first month of 2012. Australia day has already passed in a haze of no wuckers boomer, silly Aussie humour and pavlovas so before we move into 'the rest of the year' I thought I should take these last days of January to wish everyone an incredible and wonderful 2012. And seriously, I hope it is a year of much peace, love, joy and happiness for all.
New Year's Eve or Old Year's Night (however you want to see it) is my absolute favourite moment in the year. It is my one annual opportunity to wipe the slate clean of whatever didn't work out from the year before and to dream and plan all kinds of amazing things for the coming year - what an opportunity!!!! It's one that fills me with silly excitement and huge anticipation and it's the perfect excuse to drink champagne with great friends and family.
In our household we have named 2012 The Year of It All Being Easy. Gone are the days of waiting to see what will happen to us over the next 12 months and waiting to see what luck or challenges befall us. This year I am determined to create just the year I want. So let's not create a difficult year but instead welcome in a year where everything is effortless and easy.
For those of you who know me well, you also know that I am a somewhat positive soul (I blame/thank my mother and the Pollyanna books), and so I truly believe that what I put out into this world will indeed come back to me. Apparently Deepak Chopra thinks the same with his 'Law of Karma' so I'm in good company.
In the past I've written lists of things I want to attract into my life and created tables of goals and objectives and spent time wishing and wishing for fabulous things. This year I'm taking a slightly different approach and leaving some space for fabulous stuff to just kind of wing its way to me. I think officially it's called detachment but rather than give it a label and wonder yet again if I have or haven't 'achieved' detachment, I'm going to let it all go and just create a general vibe of coolness and relaxedness around me - that way there's no pressure :-)
All coolness aside I still do want to have an incredible 2012 so here are some words which describe my hopes and dreams for the coming year:
My theory is that if I say and think these words enough then I might just become them and however kooky that might seem it costs me nothing to try. At this point I confess that I also have a secret list in my head of things I want to do this year but I refuse to write it down for now and instead just see what comes my way. It all seems to be going well so far and the first 29 days of 2012 are indeed rather fabulous.
So before this first month of the year ends and I feel no longer credible to wish you a happy new year, I shall indeed send you all my best thoughts, energy and love in the hope that it brings you just the kind of 2012 you want.