A little something for you

I like Christmas well enough, but really it’s the new year that gets me excited. I love the idea of a clean slate, a do-over. A chance to try again, to make new goals and start new systems. I don’t make resolutions — instead, I like to look back over the past year to see what worked, and figure what I can build on in the next 12 months. I’m also a big fan of choosing a word for the year to give me a guiding light to follow when the way gets murky (and the way always gets murky). I’ll be sharing my word here next week — it’s one of my favourite posts to write.

So with all that in mind, I have a little something for you.

It’s a 16-page workbook to help you unravel your year ahead and say farewell to the year behind.

>>> Click HERE to download the workbook <<<

I created something similar last year, but this year’s is bigger and more thorough. I’ve been doing a lot of journalling recently and wanted to make something I could put it in my Creative Dream Journal* currently housed in an old Filofax, so I printed out the worksheets at A5 size (super easy – just set your printer to print 2 pages on an A4 sheet of paper and cut in half) and punched holes in the sides.

We’ve got 10 days left of this year and I’m ready to start unravelling my intentions for the next 12 months. You feelin’ it too? Click the link above to download the workbook, print it out and find your favourite pens. Then pour or make your favourite drink and get stuck in! Let’s do this!

* more on that soon

64 responses
  1. Esmé

    I love that you made a new one of these — the funny thing is, this week I reprinted the one you made in 2009 (I think it was 2009?) and crossed out all the dates to make it current for 2012. But now I have a bigger, better one for 2012! Thank you! xo

  2. Kimberly

    This is great. Thank you for sharing it!

  3. Kinga

    Susannah, you are an inspiration! Thanks for this! can’t wait to unwind with a cup of tea and fill in the blanks!

  4. jane

    Oh Susannah, thank you! I’ve been spending a lot of time with my journal stewing with the possibilities for my word and have finally settled on one. This workbook is the perfect way for me to now get really clear on what it means to me as well as to let go of 2011 will love and grace. Thank you so much for sharing your heart and gifts this year. I’m very grateful for you and your work. Happy Holidays!

  5. Cecilia

    This is awesome- I am totally going to use it. How thoughtful of you to share it :)

  6. michelle gd

    oh, i’ve been waiting for this!!! i truly enjoyed working through your guide last year and am eager to begin on this new one.
    a clean slate…ahhhhhhh.

    kisses and holiday sparkles to you!

  7. Meg Manion Silliker

    thank you special lady. xoxoxo

  8. Jeanette Melian

    Can’t wait to see what your word for the next year is. Mine is FAITH! I even purchased a sterling silver ring with the word inscribed on it to remind me that no matter what my eyes may be seeing at any given moment, I must always have faith. I look forward to working through the workbook!
    Wishing you an empowered New Year.

  9. Gerri

    Thanks for sharing this Susannah! This is exactly what I needed to dig in. xo

  10. Sandie Cottee

    For me 2011 has been a struggle in many ways so I am also looking forward to a fresh start. Your workbook will give me something to think about in preparation.Thank you Susannah.

  11. Anne

    Thank you so much! I intend to start this on the weekend! Can’t wait

  12. Melissa Jaine

    Oh perfect! Thanks doll. With the solstice today, and new moon on Saturday, it’s all excellent timing for this kind of thing (or so I’m told ;).

  13. Anne Jutras

    Oh, thank you so much, Susannah! I really like what you point out in this book, can’t wait to use it!


  14. Trece Wyman

    You are simply the best!! Thank you so much!

  15. Caryn

    This is wonderful. Thank you so much! :-)

  16. Christina

    This is amazing! Thank you so much, just what I need to say goodbye to 2011 and welcome in 2012!

  17. Kelly

    Thank you. I will enjoy it big time… I always need to clear things up with list before I can move on. Perfect gift! Thank you, Thank you for all your positive energy!

  18. Roxanne Galpin

    This is fabulous. Thx so much.

  19. Laura

    Thank you so much, the questions are spot on. I heard about this workbook from the http://danimezza.com FB page and have linked to this post from my blog…. sharing your genius around! I’m sure a lot of people will get a LOT from this workbook, I know I have!

  20. Anne

    Thank you Susannah, I prefer New Year and the winter solstice to the glitter of Christmas. I am looking forward to spending some quiet time with your worksheet.

  21. Kerstin

    Thank you so much for this Susannah! I love it and I’m looking forward to start.

  22. sam

    Thanks for sharing. I’ve been thinking about 2012, but not yet got around to sitting down and giving it some attention, so this will be a real help!!

  23. mari

    I loveee this–haven’t journalled in a long time, and this would get me back to it! Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us, Susannah! :)

  24. Fiona

    this is beautiful, I can’t wait to get stuck in! thank you and happy christmas and new year :)

  25. Gem

    This looks wonderful Susannah, thank you!
    I can’t wait to get stuck in. :)

    Wishing you a wonderful Xmas and a very happy 2012!
    Love and light!

  26. daffy

    thanks Susannah,great one

  27. Alexis

    I already have my word. Thank you for this workbook. I shared the link with some friends and made a copy for my husband.

  28. Vinita

    Thank you so much Susannah! It’s beautiful!

  29. sonrie

    Thank you for this early Christmas gift!

  30. Kim

    Thank you, Susannah. This is such perfect timing as I am taking a week long digital sabbatical starting tomorrow. I plan to do a lot of writing and this will be a part of it. Have a wonderful holiday and thanks for all your inspiration.

  31. cococita

    Wonderful Susannah! And just perfect: reserved 24 hours for me, myself and I today, just before the busy days of X-mas, and your workbook is excellent stuff to accompany me on my me-time.

    Wishing you Happy Holidays and an unforgettable, magical and exciting 2012!

    Warm greetings from Belgium


  32. Kelly

    I agree! And thanks for sharing your download….

  33. Tracy

    I ahve already done it..my word is GROWTH…love it and will be sharing it

  34. Shandi

    Thank you for this! I completed mine today. My word is Freedom.

  35. Carlene Taylor Simmons

    Thank you for sharing this. I sat down last night with it and it was very helpful.

  36. Alicia

    Thanks Susannah! I loved this last year and this year’s is even better. Looking forward to getting into it!

    Also so stoked about your Blogging from the Heart class–it is definitely going to play a role in me achieving my 2012 goal of having an awesome blog :)

  37. marsha.

    Hi Susannah, Thank you so much for this worksheet! I just finished working through it and it was interesting, sometimes difficult, but fun to do!
    Wishing you a fabulous 2012!

  38. CSSA

    Super cool and helpful. Thanks for the wonderful workbook. I just downloaded it and working through it.

  39. Nanette Gordon-Cramton

    Thank you, Susannah! I just printed and am going to sit with a glass of wine and “mull” it all over!

  40. Mika

    Thank you for the workbook! I hope it’s ok I mentioned it on my latest blog post for my crafting site. The workbook has helped me tremendously and I want to share it with as many people as I can!


    Best wishes for the new year!!!!

  41. Mary Montanye

    Thank you for this. I’m looking forward to 2012, too, especially since I’m making your classes and retreats a big part of it.

  42. Caitlin

    Thank you!!! I was looking forward to completing your worksheet from last year :) I’m so happy you made something longer!!

    thank you again and Happy New Year!

  43. Rae

    Thank you, Susannah! A couple of years ago I worked through a workbook like this that you had posted. This one is deeper, better. I look forward to the introspection.

  44. shanna

    absolutely lovely, Susannah! i’m so tired of all the Excel-based planners–they don’t work for my creative brain!

  45. tara pollard pakosta

    this is just what I need! thank YOU!

  46. scamp (aka Shirley)

    Perfect! My first thought when I found the workbook this morning was dagnabbit, I’m late to the party! My second, stumbling right on top of that one, was It’s Never Too Late! Thank you!

  47. Detta

    You are really really generous and really really kind and I hope 2012 is a beautifully gorgeous year for you – thank you for this x

  48. Alicia from Poise in Parma

    I’m just discovering this site and this workbook. I’m incredibly excited for it! I have a feeling it’s going to be a great way for me to start the new year in the best direction for me. Many thanks and happy new year!

  49. Beth O'Bryant

    T h a n k y o u.

  50. leaca

    Thank you so much for doing this. I am excited to get started on it. xo

  51. Jane LaFazio

    wow! this is great. thanks soooo much for creating it and sharing it.

  52. Renae

    What a fantastic workbook! Thank you so much. I’m going to work on mine this evening.

  53. Karla Smith

    Hello, it’s nice to meet you. I signed up for you newsletter not knowing what to expect since I only had a few minutes to visit your site. After taking those minutes back, I found a wonderful place to come back to and maybe I will find myself again really soon. Thanks for getting me started & I look forward to your unravelling class, photo meditation class, & blogging class, to open in February. Now to truly fill in the blanks on these pages (The Year Ahead 2012) to see what lays inside my soul. Thanks so much to my start….
    Happy New Year,


  54. Cathy Wilke

    Susannah-What a lovely gift to start the New Year with. I’m excited to sit down with the workbook and fill it out. Thank you.

  55. kathryn

    i just downloaded your worksheet last night and excitedly worked on it…it was so enlightening as i had to go back through my journals and ended up discovering a few patterns that i am now conscious of and will begin to work on…thanks so much…i would not have discovered them had it not been for your wonderful worksheet!!

  56. Brandy Dyer

    Thank you for this Susannah. I meet with two women weekly, and we share our stories of grief and have a lot of laughs along the way as well. They are my shoulders to cry on but more than that, my strength, as I am to them. I am printing them both a copy of this book for when we meet tonight. They are going to love this!
    Thank you so much for sharing!

  57. Edie Dykeman

    Just printed out your 2012 worksheets and looking forward to results. Thank you!

  58. Stephanie


    Love this, did one for me and one for my business. A nice way to clarify things.

  59. Lindsay Drya

    Oh I so love this! Thank you so much for the workbook.

  60. Paula Everts

    Many thanks for sharing. The creativity you share jump starts mine!

  61. Karen Bumstead

    Thank you for sharing! I love this.

  62. Jess

    Thank you, this is lovely! I can’t wait to dive into it. Even though 2012 is well underway, I’m sure it will still be a great exercise.

  63. Suvarna

    what a lovely gift! thank you

  64. valeri blossom

    getting a late start but this is perfect! i just printed out A5 size booklets for myself and a friend. thank you :)

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