So after reading about the Mondo Beyondo send-off of 2oo7 on the Superhero Journal and on the artful blogs of Kelly & Penelope, I thought I would join in the fun.
Here's the scoop:
1. What do you want to acknowledge yourself for in regard to 2007?
(What did you create? What challenges did you face with courage and strength? What promises did you keep to yourself? What brave choices did you make? What are you proud of?)
In 2oo7, I created the visual image of the working life I want. I meditated into that space and felt pure joy.
I faced the challenge of working ALONE from home for the first time in my life and ended up loving it and learning so much about myself and my habits.
I made art: this was a promise, a brave choice, and I'm dang proud of it, too.
I lived my yoga: whereas historically I would have taken the first job opportunity that came my way regardless of my actual interest in it, I let myself be ME. I practiced non-violence and truth and a new level of non-attachment.
2. What is there to grieve about 2007?
(What was disappointing? What was scary? What was hard? What can you forgive yourself for?)
Well, it is a bit disappointing that I'm not an overnight painting-illustrating-design sensation, but I'm over it (part of the exercise in non-attachment) and well on my way to getting to where I need to be right on time.
It is always hard moving to a new place and finding a new community of friends. I held back a bit more than I normally would, but I'm forgiving myself for that.
3. What else do you need to say about the year to declare it complete?
Okay, the next step is to say out loud, "I declare 2007 complete!" How do you feel? If you don't feel quite right, there might be one more thing to say...
I am Kelly Connor and I am an artist. Done. Fin. Complete. Und tschusss!!! Now bring on 2oo8 already.
The final step is to consider your primary focus for the year to come. What is your primary intention or theme for 2008? Is it the year of joy? the year of self-care? the year of partnership? Stand up and say it proud, "2008 is my year of...."
2oo8 is my year of living the dream.