Saying Cheerio to 2012

I’m not usually one for long, drawn out goodbyes.

But this year, oh this year, it has been a bit challenging for me in a variety of ways.

So instead of just riding the rest of the year out, jumping into next year and shouting “Don’t let the door hit your arse on the way out!” to 2012, I am going to take some time in December to have a good look at the year that was.

I’m going to look at the hard stuff, and see what lessons lie therein. But I’m also going to look at the good stuff, because as much as I would write 2012 off as a bit of a “bad year”, there was some good stuff, some really good stuff, a lot of stuff to be grateful for.

I’m going to look at it all, and then I’m going to release it. I’m not going to publish it all; some of it will be too personal, some of it too boring to anyone but me. What you’ll find here on the blog of the next few weeks will be the best of it – the prompts my heart ran with and the  creative by-product of working through this.

I also plan to take some time to set some intentions and goals for 2013. Next year is the start of a new era for my family, and I plan to harness the dynamic energy that accompanies change to move forward in range of areas in my life.

To help me focus on these things I have signed up to #reverb12. Kat, who did an amazing job hosting Blogtoberfest this year, is running this program in December and it sounds like it will be just what the doctor ordered.

What I love about Kat’s prompts (as I found during Blogtoberfest and with her Worthiness Wednesday posts) is that they always get me thinking, and in answering them – whether internally, in my private journal, or on my blog, they quite often lead to more inspiration and ideas. Sometimes they trigger a thought or memory that leads to another post, or a poem, or a piece of creative writing. Sometimes they simply trigger something I needed to feel, a realisation, a healing.

With Kat’s #reverb12 there is no commitment to a daily blog post. There will be a linky-list so that you can find other participants (and they can find you!) And if you sign up to the linky-list before December 2nd you go in the draw to win a copy of the new Leonie Dawson 2013 Create Your Incredible Year workbook! I used one this year and they are wonderful. I have already downloaded my copy for 2013 and I cannot wait to dive into it.

I think it sounds like a fantastic way to wrap up the year.  Don’t you?

If you want to join in you can head on over to Kat’s #reverb HQ right now to read all about it and sign up.


7 responses to “Saying Cheerio to 2012

  1. Ohhh, you’re too amazing for words, Alana!
    SO excited and delighted to have you as part of my #reverb12 tribe. And my closest circle of kindred spirits.
    So very grateful for you. xxx

    • I think we all need to listen to our hearts more often Elisa, so true. Thank you xx

  2. I like what you’ve said above about posts that make you think or inspire you. That’s just like the few I’ve read on your blog. And that Leonie Dawson book sounds like a great resource. I’ve heard of her but not delved into her resources…..yet. Thank you, Alana.

    • Wow, thank you. To read that I have made you think or inspired you makes me feel so honoured. I really love the practical side of filling out a workbook with my goals for next year – and Leonie’s is very colourful and inspiring.

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