My end of year thoughts…

I always think this lull between the festivities of Christmas and celebrations of New Year’s Eve is a good time for reflection and dreaming. A time to switch off from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Reflection is rewarding because it helps us to really bear witness to and celebrate everything we’ve achieved. I’m happiest when my life feels purposeful, and rooted in what matters most to me. So I am dreaming of diving deeper, not wider with my painting and prioritising time for adventure and rest. Mostly I just want to keep on building a life that feels the most meaningful and joyful to me.

Embrace this transitional time and let go of the past

This has been such a wonderful year for me in many ways. It’s had it’s highs and lows like all years do, but mostly I just feel so much gratitude for my life, my home, my business, and the amazing humans that I get to share my life with. I want to focus on the positive and release the negative. Life is short, & moments are precious.

End of year thoughts and new beginnings - Yvonne Coomber

New beginnings

In the restful stillness of midwinter,
there is a time to dream a time to look inwards
and to connect others
a time of reflection and deep gratitude
a time to discard the old and welcome the new

and begin again

A collective threshold with everyone in the same place… letting go and looking forward

I am spending time reflecting on my end of year thoughts, what I am most proud of this year and what has brought me the most joy this year. When I’ve felt most alive, connected, and at peace. What has energised and inspired me this year and how I can continue to make space for this in the brand new year to come too.

A time to re-embrace and recommit to good habits and deepen relationships that support us

It’s important to show ourselves some kindness, take better care of ourselves and meet our own needs. To feel good you need to do things that will make yourself feel good. By identifying the emotions you value the most helps you to realise that you have to be the source of your own happiness. I want to use this time to think and plan how I can reach my goal of achieving my own definition of happiness. Finding time to surround myself with the people that help me be a better person.

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
WH Davies

Read more >> How I weave well being into my art 

Wishing you all a fulfilling new year.

Yvonne x