Book of Days
Where the heart is...
* NB: I'm sharing the making of both pages in a free art journaling video series (one delightful hour of creativity!). If you haven't watched it yet, join me in the studio now! *
A new word for a new year
The page I'm sharing today is all about connecting with my "word of the year", a practice that has become truly important to me these past 5 years.
I never really "choose" my word, but instead I've learnt to let it come to me and reveal itself to me. It can show up while journaling, walking in nature, or more simply in the middle of daily life while cleaning, cooking or taking a shower (which, after all, are all highly meditative activities!). Sometimes it comes early (this year I've known mine since early November) or sometimes at the very last minute. Sometimes it can feel uncomfortable at first (my first one, in 2013, was... Truth: not an easy word!) or sometimes it's the loveliest surprise.
And this year I'm so excited because my "woty" is one of my favorite words: Home...
I love it even more because we don't really have an equivalent in French. It is as much about a sense of place as it is a deep, warm feeling. The feeling of being exactly where you're supposed to be in the world, just as you are. Of being safe, of belonging, a foundation to build your life upon.
Coming home, longing for home, building a home...
It's also at the heart of the life choices we're making as a family: William and I are now both working from home and we've started homeschooling our daughter last year. January is also always a time when we rearrange our "nest", move the furniture around and declutter. Yesterday the kids have even decided to swap bedrooms! Cosiness, change and renewal all at the same time.
Below is a little video sneak peek of he making of this page and I hope you'll join me in the studio as I share much, much more in my "New Beginnings" video series: my gift to you for a beautifully creative New Year!
Click below to get the link and password and... enjoy!