Thanks to those who sent emails asking what my creative calendar looks like for the year ahead. It gave me a great opportunity to put it all together in a coherent form!
It took me a while to settle in to my plan for 2016. There are my regular projects I enjoy participating in each year and I’ve known the regret of “maybe I’ll just skip it this year”. This year I was looking for more – courses to keep me on my current path but offer more. I know deeper emotional excavation is in order. I have a clear idea of where I want the 366 days of this year to take me, but not sure how to get there. Well, that’s not true, I simply need to let myself expand by making mistakes instead of expecting perfection the first time around! Fortunately a number of new-to-me annual courses were set up to start in February. Perfect!
So far, 2016 looks like this:
COURSES + PROJECTS
JANUARY Unravelling w/Susannah Conway (completed)
*JANUARY – MARCH COURAGEworks w/Brené Brown
JANUARY – DECEMBER FIT w/Cathy Zielske
JANUARY – DECEMBER One Little Word w/Ali Edwards
*FEBRUARY (Imbolc) – DECEMBER (Yule) Sacred Wheel Immersion w/Allison Carr
*FEBRUARY 1 – JANUARY 31, 2017 Fierce Grace Collective w/Carrie-Anne Moss
FEBRUARY 1-16 Firestarter Audio Session w/Danielle LaPorte
*FEBRUARY 8-29 Daily Guidance w/Susannah Conway
APRIL #aprillove Photo Challenge w/Susannah Conway (expect details in March)
APRIL Week In The Life w/Ali Edwards (expect details in March)
AUGUST #augustbreak Photo Challenge w/Susannah Conway (expect details in July)
SEPTEMBER Writing Course w/Brian Henry
OCTOBER 31 Days of Thankful w/Cathy Zielske (expect details in September)
DECEMBER #decemberreflections Photo Challenge w/Susannah Conway (expect details in November)
DECEMBER December Daily w/Ali Edwards
REGULAR BLOG CONTENT
*WEEKLY | 52 Lists Project
MONTHLY | Wishcasting Wednesday
*MONTHLY | Unfinished
*MONTHLY | Simple Shift
*MONTHLY | A Look Back
*Blog to Book Project
Me: The Abridged Version (A Cathy Zielske project)
31 Things + 31 More Things (An Ali Edwards project)
APRIL | Canyon Ranch, Tucson Arizona
*JUNE | Conscious Booksmith w/Christine Mason Miller, Ojai California
*AUGUST | Stanley Bridge, Prince Edward Island
*AUGUST | Squam “Into the Mystic” Art Workshop, Madison Virginia
I’m hoping for more woo and photography travel, but we’ll see!
Much preparation has gone into each project which has set me up for success going forward through the year to completion! I plan to use the blog here as accountability for projects and a place to journal my thoughts and ideas. An asterisk * indicates anything new to me this year.
I’m excited to expand my knowledge and understanding of all the fascinating things around me. AND give myself permission to stumble along the way – some of the best lessons are held in failure. Though that is not the aim, I do plan to be kinder and gentler with my expectation of myself. I’ll be quite content with whatever sticks!
What are your plans? Are you taking similar courses or something completely different? Share in the comments!