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My year of living rhythmically...

Glittering Shards: My year of living rhythmically...

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Monday, January 03, 2011

My year of living rhythmically...

It is the third day of 2011 and there is so much brewing. A journey... to a more rhythmical way of living, parenting and creating. I will gladly share the journey here...

Yup, that's my word for the year...rhythm (gosh my first challenge is to spell it right!)

We began the rhythm by sitting round a wreath of white candles (ushering in the new...) and each of declaring a wish for the year (resolution is just too hard a word for a 3 and 4 year old!).

I wrote the wishes down and have put them on the fridge door...

Fun, love, rhythm, specialness (of the kind you feel on your birthday!) and whole-hearted living.

Oh, and I am back to my daily rhythm of morning pages...anyone else starting or still keeping going with this?  And I will start my green smoothies again tomorrow - I have missed them.

2010 has so much to celebrate and acknowledge for me.

Artistically, major mosaic commissions, my first solo exhibition, mosaic classes that were joyfully full all year and already full to bursting for the first 4 months of 2011. A deep sense of consolidation and confidence in  my skill and instinct as a mosaic artist. A  feeling of arrival in my transition from being a social work / trainer to an artist.

As a mother, I have managed to stay connected to myself (quite intentionally) so that I can parent from a place of awareness, self-care and knowing. I am proud of this and despite a journey full of struggles and obstacles, I feel I can pat myself on the back for how I am doing as a parent. I...we...are doing WELL. There is ease in being a parent, a mother, a a comfy pair of shoes, no longer new and rubbing and causing blisters!

The ups and downs continue in the midst of the goodness - a broken night of sleep last night and the impact that immediately has on my mood - the feeling of overwhelm - the need to learn to manage stressy feelings better,  to slow down and pace life in a more healthy way.

2011. Time to enJOY and have fun. To get back into music, reading, sewing. To manage my time in this glorious blogosphere, so that it is life-giving not depleting. These are some of my  challenges of 2011. How about you?

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  • Dearest sweet Concetta, that is such a fabulous word for 2011! Wishing you LOVE and JOY this new year. Thank YOU so much for all your blessing in 2010 and i look forward to more creative adventure with you! Have a lovely merry happy first week of 2011! Love to you!

    By Anonymous jacqueline, at 4 January 2011 at 03:12  

  • Oh how can you choose just one like that? I am envious already.... i have so many words floating around. I could never be a poet.

    hmm. maybe Poetry would be a good one?

    Am back on the green smoothies.... maybe once the preschool settles into a rhythm I will start up again with the pages... good idea.

    Hope to meet you in person this year!

    By Blogger get stuff done, at 4 January 2011 at 21:29  

  • Thank you both :) I have decreed January as rhythm setting month!

    By Blogger Concetta, at 5 January 2011 at 20:08  

  • indeed you have ARRIVED as an artist, though I suspect you were "there" on the inside all along. You have So much to be proud of in 2010, I can't imagine where this new year will take you. And birthday "specialness?" there's nothing like it!

    By Blogger AG Ambroult, at 6 January 2011 at 14:55  

  • interesting word! and always tricky to spell. but you've got it DOWN, girl! :)

    love your rooster mosaic!

    By Blogger Kerri, at 8 January 2011 at 00:51  

  • I think you are right Amy (about the inside but!) and thank you so much for your encouragement - it means a lot. Oh and thanks Kerri for liking mr rooster, he was a commission from last year :)

    By Blogger Concetta, at 9 January 2011 at 21:45  

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