I’ve been thinking a lot about next year and what I want to do and who I want to be. I wrote a bunch of goals in my previous post because I wanted to get them out of my head, though most importantly, I want to complete those goals too. But I suck at keeping to goals, so I’m going to set intentions.
I don’t believe in making resolutions but I do love to set intentions.
There’s a lovely lady by the named of Susannah Conway who sets intentions every year. I love reading her blog and every year she makes this workbook, Unravelling the Year Ahead, free on her blog. Unravelling is her way of making times for herself, of recording her thoughts, feelings and dreams, and finding the beauty in oneself. Susannah teaches a 9-week course of the same name and come January 5th, I will be participating in it. I’m quite excited and nervous about it. I’m a bit unsure whether or not it was worth a pay check, but I’m hoping it will be worth it and more. By all the reviews I’ve read, it’s definitely a life-altering course to get to know and learn more about oneself. And that’s what I think I need. Maybe not to learn more about myself, but to learn how to me more honest with myself, more open. I just think a bit of unravelling is what I need at the moment and why not start in a new year?
The workbook is supposed to be your guide for the new year. Instead of setting goals, you set intentions to change, or be better. Maybe you have a problem now that you would like to amend in the new year, so your intention is to work towards a fix…or something of the nature. The first part of the workbook is to reflect on the year behind–or the year that has past. This will be where you reflect on 2014. The next part is to plan ahead for the new year, 2015. Susannah asks you to chose a word for each new year. This word is suppose to act as your guide throughout the year, reminding you and helping you to stick to your intentions, whatever they might be.
Ultimately, the workbook is to help guide you to learning or digging deeper into yourself. It’s a fresh break from your busy life and definitely a look see if you’re into this sort of thing. It’s very journal-esque and that’s its intention. Because when you write, especially about yourself, you are honest and that’s the whole point, to be honest about and with yourself. So I invite you to download the workbook and try it out for yourself.