This is my New Planner for this Brand New Year.
I just had to get one having seen it as a giveaway on my soulfriend’s blog.
Don’t you just love new planners? Actually, I will confess to an addiction to any new stationery – journals, letter pads, notepads, anything. There’s something so promising, so inviting about that empty page, as though it’s trying to coax you into a little creativity, or perhaps to make manifest the first step of a long standing goal.
Even jotting down your next Starbucks shift becomes a little less mundane.
And if you have an exquisite fountain pen with which to write – so resonant with prosperity and tradition – then the whole experience is so much more delicious.
So here we are. 2008 is officially history – good, bad, indifferent – and 2009 beckons.
I for one am determined not to let the fear-mongering and scarcity consciousness of last year carry over into this. Just like the January page in a fresh new planner, I intend to begin on a clean slate. I have set my focus on the possibilities and the potential offered by this official day of re-starts.
Today I plan to browse over 2008 for the last time – to glean what insights I can from the highs, the lows and the ordinaries – and I will use those insights to carry me forward into a truly stupendous 2009.
So forgive the four month intermission between the last post and this one.
And join me in making this the Year of Focus and Follow-Through.
Because with those two skills, and a nice new planner, we can achieve our Dreams.