2023: Deliberate Ease

Bloganuary: What is something you want to achieve this year?

Well, one of the things I’d like to do more of this year is blogging. So, there’s that.

But, I’ve been thinking less about goals and achievements and more about process and intention. So my intention for 2023 is deliberate ease.

Deliberate because there are things I want to do, and I need to take deliberate action in order to do them.

Ease to remind myself I don’t need to do everything, and I certainly don’t need to do it all at once.

The other word I’ve been thinking about is foundation. Literal foundations like my physical environment, inside and outside (one of the reasons I signed up for the Prohort). Foundations for my writing, like writing more and setting up my own store. Foundations for connecting and community.

Between the pandemic and caring for my mom, my world has contracted. I’m afraid that—if I let it— it would continue to shrink.

So for 2023, I hope to ease back into the world.



Filed under bloganuary, Writing

2 responses to “2023: Deliberate Ease

  1. anno (annos-place.blogspot.com)

    There’s a lot to like in this post — thank you!

    For one, the link to Bloganuary, which I may attempt as well, even though I’m still on blogger.

    For another, your idea about deliberate ease seems like such a perceptive response to the contraction of life you (and many others) are feeling these days. Especially following a year where it sounds like you invested a tremendous amount of physical and emotional energy in caring for others. Very wise to feel your foundations, set your gaze at new horizons, and carefully find your footing as you begin to move forward. Welcome to 2023!

  2. Nice post. I like the idea of condensing my goals for 2023 (which I still haven’t determined) into a few overarching principles.

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