2015: The year in review

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First, the year in stats:

Number of websites created: 1
Number of first dates: 10
Number of second dates: 2
Number of surgeries endured: 1
Number of fibroids removed: 14
Number of weeks spent recuperating: 6+
Number of new courses created: 1
Number of trips abroad: 2
Number of years on the planet: 42
Number of personal realisations: ALL OF THEM

2015 has been a year in three acts: first came the surgery in January and the subsequent months of recovery. Next came my summertime flurry of yoga, dating and website building. And finally the licking of wounds before holing up in the Creation Cave for these final three months. While it’s been far from a fallow year, I feel I’ve been preparing the way for more to come in 2016 and beyond. The new website holds the space for more courses and books, the surgery and yoga cleared out a LOT of stuck energy, and the dating got me back on the horse, a wildly uncontrollable horse I may never tame but at least I’m trying.

I’ve barely blogged this year, preferring to share my heart in my monthly Love Letters, a space that’s felt so much more intimate. I’ll be celebrating ten years of blogging in April and in that time I’ve seen the social media landscape change so much. There are so many more places to stay connected to my peeps — I love Facebook and Instagram particularly — but the honest truth is I’ve missed my blogging mojo. I miss writing and I want to do more of it in 2016. I have an idea for my next book I plan to start fleshing out, and I have things on my heart that I feel ready to share.

I usually pen a more thorough assessment of the year but I’m not feeling the need to do it this year — I want to focus on what’s coming. I honour 2015 for all the lessons it brought me. It’s been a good year, all things considered, a year of preparation.

I am so ready for you, 2016.

 

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Favourite books of the year: The Rivers of London | Big Magic | Yes Please

Favourite music of the year: Flor | Lucy Rose | Dustin Tebbutt | Rae Morris | Fickle Friends | Vaults | Kina Grannis

Favourite tech (re)discoveries of the year: Spotify | Audible | Basecamp

Fave moment of the year: finding a certain unicorn card on my doorstep

Fave posts of the year: The myth of perfection | My house of belonging | The real inner circle | How I learned to live in my body | Lessons learned from nine years of blogging | The power of kindness | On opening to love (again) | One hundred words of now

Other years in review: 2014 :: 2013 :: 2012 :: 2011 :: 2010 :: 2009

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Workbooks in the wild

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My second favourite thing after making and giving away the Unravelling workbook (you can download it here) is seeing what you guy do with it! This year I’m spotting so many inspired ways to make the workbook work for you — printed out A5 for a Filofax, stitched together, doodled, coloured-in, accompanied by oracle cards and (my new favourite) printed out in magazine format. I was so inspired by Penny’s idea in the last photo I’ve ordered my own magazine workbook from Blurb.com. Genius!

 

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Something for the weekend

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No one gets to be a messiah: On quiet acts of kindness + the human reality (sometimes life does actually suck) — thank you for this, Meg

Literary Iceland revels in its annual ‘Christmas book flood’

The unexpected, exhilarating freedom of being single at 41

[video] Wes Anderson’s The Shining (so well done!)

“Working dad? Another manic morning? Why not wash your hair the night before to give you a little extra time?” — this Twitter feed is funny and also underlines the crap that women get fed

When I grow up I want to be Beatrix Ost

Friends doing lovely things: Ronna’s Sacred Readings  |  Sandi’s 100 Day Promise  |  Meghan’s retreat in Glastonbury (I might have to come say hi!)

This laptop folio | this amazing print

Losing my husband — and finding him again through a medium

[video] This might just replace my meditation practice