It was hard to sit down this weekend and set my intentions for the month ahead. With all the horrible things going on in the world, I’ve been finding it very difficult to feel hopeful or excited for the future. Like many, I’ve been glued to the news and my social feeds following the increasingly horrible state of global political affairs; separating from that, and trying to regain some balance and perspective in my own life has been a challenge. I want to remain hopeful and alert so that I can take action and help build a future I want to see, but by gum it’s hard not to bury myself under a blanket and weep for the world instead.
So, for this New Moon in Aquarius, I decided to be extra reflective. If you can’t look forward, look back, right? Thankfully, this month has personally been successful for me in terms of sticking to my Intentions for 2017. In my effort to lead a fearless life, I booked my ticket for Grrrl Con (a fabulous 3-day conference for women writers, hosted by the organisers of the writing course I attended, For Book’s Sake); going to last year’s event made me incredibly anxious, so I’m pleased with myself for committing to go this time around. I’ve also been sticking to my resolutions to lessen my environmental impact (I’ve been carrying a zero waste pack around with me, and have been using my KeepCup daily) and am continuing with my commitment to only buying ethically made clothes.
The theme for this month became quite clear to me as I was meditating over what I wanted for February – to keep going. To keep being conscious of my relationship with the planet and of how I can have a positive impact. To keep being fearless and not letting anxiety stop me from doing the things I want to do. To keep investing – in what I believe in, in the future I want to make for myself, in the causes that need every second of time or penny I can spare.
What are you wishing for this month?