December 12 – “Body Integration” This year, when did you feel the most integrated with your body? Did you have a moment where there wasn’t mind and body, but simply a cohesive YOU, alive and present? (Author: Patrick Reynolds)
I turned this prompt into a manifestation for next year — my intentions for childbirth. It wasn’t long, but I’ve shared it somewhere more private. I hope you understand. ❤
December 13 – “Action” When it comes to aspirations, it’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. What’s your next step? (Author: Scott Belsky)
I find this prompt perplexing, because it seems to think that there is only one thing I could be doing to go from idea to fruition, only one idea in my head at a time. The next thing for my grad school applications? Send them in, which I did today for the University of Michigan. The next step for moving? Pack up more stuff tonight, and each of the next several nights and move on Saturday. What’s next for being pregnant? Looking for a doula, signing up for a birth class, and my midwife appointment next week.
I am not a monotasker, I can’t seem to dedicate myself to one thing and one thing only. I am a sampler, someone who strives for a balanced life.
December 14 – “Appreciate” What’s the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year? How do you express gratitude for it? (Author: Victoria Klein)
I saw the tweet retweeted by @reverb10 about someone looking for a creative answer to this, because so many people chose family and friends. I chose my husband, but I wrote him a love note on 4 and a half inch square cardstock, and put it in his coat pocket, so that when he went out to the car to bring in moving boxes, he had all of my appreciation and gratitude for the last year with him as a gift.
He put the note in his treasure box.