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Saturday, December 4, 2010

So I've gotten a late start....

Well there really is no guarantee that I will be able to remain faithful in my blogging comittment. I do aspire to 'reflect on this year & manifest what's next' . I have been yearning lately to write more. I've been blogging about the upcoming wedding quite frequently! I'm so proud of myself.... I used to blog every day. Possibly even multiple times a day! I feel the fuel churning within me and ready to ignite!

So without further ado.....

The first prompt.

December 1 – One Word. Encapsulate the year 2010 in one word. Explain why you’re choosing that word. Now, imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2011 for you? (Author: Gwen Bell)

My word for 2010....
I have traveled so far this last decade. I've spun randomly and beautifully throughout the chaos and finally the wake is settling. In this year I have found a deeper peace and grounding than I have ever had before. My heart swells with grace and gratitude for all that I have received. There has been abundance within me. There have been realizations and teachings coming to fruition. I have found out that ~ while I still have a great deal to learn ~ I have uncovered Truth. I recognize it with a greater ease. I have discovered worlds within worlds and I have expanded. I am.

My word for 2011....
verb -
  • to prepare and work on (land) in order to raise crops; till.
  • to promote or improve the growth of (a plant, crop, etc.) by labor and attention.
  • to develop or improve by education or training; train; refine: to cultivate a singing voice.
  • to promote the growth or development of (an art, science, etc.); foster.
  • to devote oneself to (an art, science, etc.).

In this next year I would like to prepare the soil so to speak. To work towards more daily reflections on gratitude, meditations, yoga and to invest in the mind*body*spirit work that will provide for the continuation of the inner peace I am feeling to my exterior life. I want to work the soil so that it might provide a great foundation for the roots of our journey to begin from.

At the end of this next year I will marry my best friend.... in Sedona, Arizona. I would like to spend the year preparing our home and our family dynamic to grow beyond where we are now. To focus on a plan for our garden - what it will look like, what seeds we wish to plant, what plot of land we wish to sow it in.

It is a dream of ours to purchase land in Oregon. We dream of opening an eco-resort together.... to get there we have a great deal of work cut out for ourselves. We currently own a home in the mountains of Colorado which will require some immediate updates to increase the value before we could even consider selling it. We can't sell our house and move to Oregon with the housing market the way that it is. We have discussed renting it out as an option. In order to do that we need to set up an account that we could draw from during emergency situations and vacancy of renters. This year will be quite busy with the planning of our wedding and the dreaming of our future. Our word is cultivation.

If you're interested in finding out more about reverb they seem to be a great resource for inspiration. I'm definitely digging reading all the posts from other bloggstas in the blogosphere.

~ Namaste.
<3 Am.


  1. My word for 2010: Lessons- because boy howdy did I learn 'em!

    My word for 2011: Identity- to integrate my new one as mom but strengthen and reinvent the one I've always been

    Love this post!

  2. I kind of failed at the exploration. It was supposed to be a daily journey. I did one! YAY me. I am proud. Seriously! I've been neglecting my journaling.... and this was a step. More than I've taken in a while. Thanks for sharing your words! I listened to the most amazing interview with Alanis - I talk about it in my next blog post... I hope you will read it! I have an idea... what if you and I start a journal? We could mail it back and forth - and we could work together on becoming Mothers. I know... I've been a Mom for 13 years.... but I feel like this rebirth is taking place.... and I would Love to work with you. Let me know what you think!

    <3 you!

  3. I'm interested in hearing your idea. I must say, I just had to let a gig go because my spare time is almost nil I'm stretched so thin. So every second I've got is devoted to making extra money where I can. I'll call you about this as soon as I've got some time to talk. Unless we can do it by email (that works better for me but it's up to you).

  4. Email works fine! =) <3 I'm excited.