Start The Year Right

Let’s Start The Year Right!

 

Yes, life is back to normal in terms of routines and to-do’s.  Nowadays, I find myself very conscious of how I am transitioning from 2013 to 2014 and very aware of how things are slowly unfolding as each day of this new year passes by.  

I had carefully thought about my Intention, One-Word (Faith), and Verse for 2014.  I had declared it.  I had made a visual of it using watercolor (which happens to be one of my art pursuits).  I had taken a step further by specifically listing down the things I would want to have less of and do or practice more (this time in calligraphy, another art pursuit of mine).  And recently, I also had reflected on the different Faith areas in my life

Then, I somehow managed to schedule my first month of 2014, my Saturdays in particular, with activities that are really just for me.  Nothing to do with my being a wife or a homeschool mom…But TIME to do things I really want to do and wasn’t able to last year.  Talk about starting the year RIGHT! 

Last January 4, the first Saturday of the year, I joined Martine de Luna’s “Blog Your Best Year” Creative Blogging Workshop, which for me, was the perfect way to jumpstart my new year! Attending the workshop helped me refocus on my blog, which I felt was a bit neglected during the last two or three months of 2013.  Like in the other workshops I’ve joined, I met new bloggers and friends, and was partnered with Bituin Callanta of Quite Simple Bits for the exercises of the workshop, who happens to be doing something I’m really interested in (Simple Sustainable Living) and who was also a “teacher” in her previous job.  The workshop, the venue, the food, the people…everything was just RIGHT.

Blog Your Best Year Workshop...perfect time to take this!

Blog Your Best Year Workshop…
perfect time to take this!

Next calendar activity was January 11.  I had an art playdate with Bernadette Ramos of Bananabellieboo and Vanessa Salas of Shed Mom at Early Bird Breakfast Club.  It was my second art date with Dette and my first time to meet Van.  We all gelled instantly.  It was a casual meetup. No pressure.  Just pure fun and sharing of what we do and have, in a cozy restaurant, over good food and with good company :) 

Art Date with Dette and Van at Early Bird Breakfast Club

Art Date with Dette and Van at Early Bird Breakfast Club

Yin Yang Champorado made with Belgian choco!  A yummy twist of the traditional snack!

Yin Yang Champorado
made with Belgian choco!
A yummy twist of the traditional snack!

What I ended up doing, not at Early Bird Breakfast Club, but at home, after being inspired by Dette and Van :)

What I ended up doing,
not at Early Bird Breakfast Club,
but at home,
after being inspired and encouraged
by Dette and Van :)

It’s been only two weeks and things have been off to a good start.  I still have two weekends of January to go and I am definitely looking forward to two more workshops in my calendar.  One on calligraphy and the last is about WordPress.  

It feels really great to have started off the year this way.  I feel rejuvenated.  Energized.  More focused.  Maybe it’s because of what I’ve chosen as my Word for this year.  Maybe it’s my Intentions? Or maybe it’s because of making time for my Me Time.  Whatever it is, things are feeling just right! 

How’s your 2014 so far?

 

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2 Comments

  1. Posted January 15, 2014 at 8:27 PM | Permalink

    And we get to spend two Saturdays in January together! Really starting 2014 right!

    • racquel
      Posted January 16, 2014 at 8:35 AM | Permalink

      YES, Dette!!!! I was going to say that when I do my next blog after our calligraphy workshop! I AM EXCITED! :)

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