Naming the Year
January 1, 2010 § 15 Comments
I’ve been inspired these past few days to set clear intentions for the New Year. I’ve always been a bit of of a new age-er, even before the term existed: my mother raised us on Ouija boards and astrology instead of religion – although some might argue they’re siblings. So, this New Year’s Eve with its blue moon and lunar eclipse (and Jupiter finally entering Pisces, thank God) has me thinking this will be an excellent year and I need to pour my energy into it. (A blue moon occurs approximately every 2 ½ years, a blue moon lunar eclipse occurs approximately every 15-20 years, and a New Year’s Eve occurs approximately every 19 years.)
Then, my closest friends and I spent time before midnight writing down our focus and intentions for ’10.
I’ve fallen down on several that I’ve named here: submitting regularly and completing a chapbook. Submitting is on the list, but at a slower pace, and the chapbook is shelved for the moment. (After starting the revision process, I see how my poems can use work, and want to continue down the learning to revise path. ) And I want to take a poetry workshop, something I’ve talked myself out of doing for several years. My poetry learning has been like trying to master the backstroke by flailing randomly in the water without an instructor. Yea. Time to get more serious.
And to keep writing.
Hey, if you name your year, let me know. Maybe I’ll share mine.