"The year end brings no greater pleasure than the opportunity to express to you Season's Greetings and good wishes. May your holidays and New Year be filled with joy." -- Charles Dickens
I hope this newsletter finds you sharing treasured traditions and creating memories with your loved ones!
The time between Christmas and New Years is a strange sort of limbo, when 2021 seems pretty much over and 2022 hasn't quite begun. I actually savor this time, the implied permission to rest after the whirlwind of the holidays. I read books, do a little decluttering, and sometimes just hang out in the family room with a cup of cocoa watching the lights flicker on my tree with my dog by my feet. I love having my family home, treasuring every moment because I know it won't be long before they leave the nest.
I also begin my year review process, where I reflect on the past year, what went well, what didn't, and what I might want to do in the upcoming year. I've given up the idea of resolutions, and instead select a word to guide me in the upcoming year, and set a few intentions. I do this quite informally in my journal and then I transfer some of the ideas into my Notion workspace.
My vision board also gets an update. I don't create a new one every year, I simply collage over the last year's vision board. Creativity, well-being, and mindful productivity continue to be a big focus for me as I have been reaping the benefits of my deep dive into these areas.
Do you have any closing rituals or routines that you use to say goodbye to one year and hello to the next? I'd love to hear about them!
In this issue: A free 28 Day photography challenge, How to find more Joy, Giving thanks, How to Rest Well, and more!
Plus the usual sprinkling of serendipity and randomness ✨.
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I'm Angela Goodhart, photographer, author, and teacher. Thank you for being here. If you enjoy the newsletter, please forward it to a friend! And if this email was forwarded to you, you can sign up for your own here.