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Dreams of Things to Come


December already? Where has the year gone?

I sit here in the library, knowing I should be preparing for end of semester exams and putting together long papers, but my attention is elsewhere. I am reflecting on the year that is now nearly behind us: my creative projects, my goals, my disappointments, my steps forward. I think about how far I have come in just twelve months.

And I dream about the future, too, and what it will hold: several months spent abroad, the end of my time at 21 Secrets, new ideas and projects, a final year at university. I look beyond 2012 – the real world looms, full of possibility and opportunity. What is it that I want to do with my life? What am I most passionate about? What steps can I take to bring these dreams to life? What is it that I want to bring to the world?

Soon, too, I will choose a new word of the year. In 2010 it was emerge; in 2011, honesty. This little task of choosing a single word or phrase to represent my goals, dreams, and hopes for the new year has been enlightening, and I believe that it does have an effect on the journey I take throughout the following days and months. Will you choose a word this year?

While I don't much care for the dark and chill of the winter months, I do love the reflection and stillness that December brings. It gives me time to pause and make wishes (and plans) for the next chapters of my life.  The New Year is magical, too, offering a world of possibilities of the most scrumptious, adventurous, enchanting kind. There is so much beauty in the world! Life is such a gift!

Happy, happy December, my dear friends!

5 comments:

  1. Having a word to represent a year is a lovely idea. A nicer plan then having resolutions. I didn't come up with a word at the beginning of 2011, but now it is the end of 2011 I can say that my word would have been: progress

    xx

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  2. Sounds like you have an exciting year coming up Ingrid. I wish you all the best for the rest of this year and all of the next.

    Hugs,
    Deanna

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  3. Such a beautiful blogpost Ingrid, so serene! I wish you good luck with the exams and after that, a very happy New Year!

    Lindsay

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  4. I think my word for next year will be "focus". There's so much that I want to accomplish, so many things that I want to try. I can't wait to see what your word for the new year will be.

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  5. For me, it's my birthday approaching that signals a new year for me more than anything else. My word may be courage -- courage to say how I feel, to follow my heart, to take risks... I'm looking forward to where that will lead me. And my first act of courage will be to tell the one guy I've had feelings about for some time about them. I just have to figure out how. I'm so looking forward to seeing what your word is and what the year holds for you.

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