Thursday, December 31, 2009

In Good Time...

You may have noticed that things are a little quiet around here at the Queen of Arts blog. David has been off this week and we have been doing some stuff together. I have also been feeling very tired and a little under the weather. Nothing major, just a lack of oomph...

I have been reading your blogs and seeing all the great things that you all seem to be up to, but lacking the energy to comment in some cases. I am admiring the focus that so many of you have on creating goals and intentions for the new year. There are some incredible "word of the year" plans out there too.


I have to say

that I am just not there yet !

Funnily enough, I looked back to January 2009 to see the post I did for last year at this time and I saw that I was feeling a lot the same. I am definitely in such a better place than I was last year at this time emotionally, spiritually and mentally but the feeling that the world is going at a pace that doesn't work for me is often still there. I want to make some good and clear intentions for myself for the coming year, and yet I don't feel like this week to do it.

I am realizing that this pattern of listening to my own internal clock, and waiting to do things in Kim Time is a steady one and in the end, a good one. There is some pressure to conform to the pace being set by the world out there but mostly, there is a realization that doing things in my Time is the perfect way to do them, for me ! ;)

That being said, I have begun the work towards new intentions for the new year. As of last night, when I created the little journal page above, I have chosen a word to focus on for the year 2010.

The word is emerge.

e·merge (-mûrj)
intr.v. e·merged, e·merg·ing, e·merg·es
1. To rise from or as if from immersion: Sea mammals must emerge periodically to breathe.
2. To come forth from obscurity: new leaders who may emerge.
3. To become evident: The truth emerged at the inquest.
4. To come into existence.

I am still developing what the word will mean for me and I was glad to find the wonderful free download that Christine Kane posted on her blog called "Your Word of The Year Discovery Tool" (mentioned by quite of few of you wise women out there !) I plan on working with the word and the tools in the new year and seeing what comes...or what emerges...;)

This afternoon, my dear friend Darlene is coming down from Montreal with her 2 teenage sons and we will ring in the New Year with some games, a nice fondue dinner and some bubbly grape juice. David and I are excited to have them here in our cozy house. I will try and convince Dar to join me in the annual barefoot snow dance tomorrow morning ! I promise to show pictures of the two or us or just me !

I would like to leave with with this quote that my friend Patti Digh had on her Facebook last night and that rings so very true for me today, and wish you all an amazing 2010 filled with creative, bliss-filled moments !

Happy New Year and Big Love, Beautiful Ones !

We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives, not looking for flaws, but for potential.

- Ellen Goodman


Commuter's Journal said...

Here's to the continuing emergence of your true potential in 2010, Kim. And no worries about doing things in your own time -- the Queen sets the standard, not the other way around!

Happy New Year, my friend!

Sherry said...

Doing things in "Kim time" is the only way to go. And "new year's eve" isn't really my "thing" as a demarcation of a "new start". We start when we are ready at any point in life, because each day is really a continuum of where we've been and where we're going.

Emerge. Wow!! Love it -- it's a great word for you!! Because you have been and you continue to and I think you've only just begun really!

Have fun with Darlene and family this evening...and I admire you doing a barefoot dance in the snow tomorrow!!! I'd be hard pressed to do that unless something happens overnight. We are still snowless in Toronto. No complaints but it's just very weird!!!

Sending you and David the most joyous thoughts for the coming year...give him a hug for me and when you raise your glasses at midnight know that I'm with you and whispering "emerge Queen, emerge!!"

Love you!! xoxox ♥

beth said...

I love EMERGE and if you want to borrow a butterfly emerging from my monarch series for your journal just let me know !!!

and what a great idea to go back and visit last years january 1st post....I'm doing that as soon as I get home !!!

hugs and happy new year to you my sweet friend !

Paula said...

Sweet, sweet, Kim...what a perfect word! I am still struggling a bit with mine, but I'm almost there, almost! I am so very grateful to claim you as my friend; thanks for your love and words of wisdom. Enjoy your "Kim and David" time!

LuLu Kellogg said...

I love the word you have chosen :)

Wishing you much love and happiness and creativity for 2010!


lynne h said...

i'm sending you new year's love and well wishes, kim... thank you for your support and love this past year...


Snap said...

Happy New Year!

Kim Time sounds like the place to be!

Sueann said...

Your word "emerge" sounds perfect for where you are and what you have in mind right now. And doing your emergence in Your Time sounds right to me.
Happy New Year

Julie Prichard said...

Noooo energy here...but enough to say Happy new year to you!

Karin Bartimole said...

wishing you a beautiful new year Kim - one that supports the all of your creative, heartful, beautiful self to emerge as you envision her too!!
xox love, Karin

Anonymous said...

Emerge is a great word for your upcoming year. Thank you for the link to Christine Kane's discovery tool. I plan to use it and pass it on!

Jennifer said...

Wow Kim, again, we are so on the same page. On the exact same page!! I have decided that I need to slow down to Jen's Time and I anticipate that it will mean much more lovely work, but less of it...more reflection and soul. In terms of intentions for the year...didn't happen. I don't like that pressure. I love the word emerge. Trust is. It's been on my mind too...that as you follow your time, what will be will emerge. Something beautiful will emerge.

Love to you Kim!! Happy New year!

Gill said...

that word is great!!! emerge....i love it
it applies to so many things
attitudes actions love creativity prosperity

an emergence of your happy authentic life
Happy new year. ! :D

Rita Vindedzis said...

Happy New Year Kim. Emerge is a great word. Last year I titled one of my paintings "Emerging" Have a wonderful year of emerging!

Anonymous said...

You have been emerging since we
met in September. I am waiting for
the chrysalis to come into full bloom and fly with her butterfly wings........



aliceinparis said...

Thanks for that wonderful quote:)

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