2018 is going to be the year of Practice.
I have plenty of goals, enough to drag me down into an existential panic. I think, however, these goals are going to be good for me. There will need to be a large amount of self control practiced this year, which is why I have chosen this word for my intention.
Practice in reading: If I am going to hit my book goal and finish the Read Harder Challenge, like I want to, but fail desperately every year, then I need to keep it in my practice.
Practice in writing: The only way to become a better writer is to keep writing. The only way to get my words out is to stretch my horizons and do things I have only dreamt of.
Practice in knitting: I am already a pretty prolific knitter, but that doesn’t mean I can’t get better.
Practice in health: My entire health life needs a jumpstart. This will help me do more yoga and less binge drinking. Drink more tea and do more meditating.
Practice in activism: This is where “Practice what you preach” comes in handy. This year I am going to be more involved in my local community.
Practice in love: My family needs me to be there for them, and that means allowing myself to love fiercely and completely. This one actually scares me, I know what it’s like to hurt; I want to protect myself.
2018 is going to have many things, I am sure. It should be really interesting to see how this ends up happening. I am hopeful for this year.