Back last year, that seems so long ago now, I did my yearly review / preview. During that process my New Moon intentions ritual/plan took place. The Full Moon rose before I woke up this morning. And having prepared, I have hit the New Year in full stride.
That might be a slight exaggeration. I actually went out for New Year, for the first time in for ever, and didn’t get back till yesterday. Since then I have been in slight recovery mode, and have been taking things slow. However, having laid the groundwork, I am not playing catch up.
So what did I put in place? There are four areas that I focussed on
This blog has meandered at times. Well, most blogs go through a meander phase. I wanted to begin 2018 with a plan in place. With blog ideas organised and thought through.
The Creative Minimalist now has its own dedicated journal (again) and has important dates listed, ideas to be realised and series in the pipeline.
I have set goals for the blog. These include unique visitors, indirect income and other social media statistics. All in place by today’s full moon
I want to release more music. Writing and performing music always gives me the most enjoyment. I have a habit of not finishing songs though.
By today I wanted to have music projects for a set list of songs I could perform. I seem to have pulled together over 30 songs that I want to finish, record and set free. That setlist might be a little long, but I can trim it over the next couple of weeks.
Even though the list is long I achieved the goal. Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll see if I can trim it down. That’s one of the steps in my ‘moon’ ritual. The Full Moon marks the putting the goals into action and the next two weeks, before the next new moon, let me adjust and tweak.
Income is a must if I am to survive. My freelance work needs a boost as I have let things slip. I have been working on my freelance website. I still have a couple of pages to update, and again that will be over the next couple of weeks. The basic structure is ready.
My Etsy store has plenty of interest, I need to turn the interest into sales. To get more sales the store needs an update. It needs better photos, descriptions and more content. New content is planned and I have a list of things to change.
Along with the freelance promotion, this will be my priority over the next couple of weeks.
This moon ritual has been a success, or at least this half of it. Let’s see how things go and I hope the New Year is going well for you so far?