This month feels like it flew by! We haven’t been up to much since the weather has been quite cold, but I figured a few photos to document this month would be nice.
I have been putting a lot of effort into narrowing down what main things I will focus on learning in 2018. I bought this adorable binder to organize my study notes for this year. I have quickly discovered that aromatherapy certification is out of the plan for this year, but I did sign up for the free Introduction to Essential Oils course through Aromahead and am excited to be studying that soon. I have also signed up for a free Chakra course and a free Reiki course, both online.
I finally started seeing a chiropractor to help with my back issues. I had not seen one in almost 6 years, so I was long over due! My spine is still curving towards by back -from a previous injury- instead of having the forward curve a healthy spine should have. This makes sense considering how much pain I have been in the last 6-8 months especially.
I started a Vision Journal. Basically just going through old magazines and cutting out things I want for my life in 2018 and then arranging them and gluing the images to the pages. It has been a really fun project to work on throughout this month. I plan to continue to add to the pages as the year unfolds. My word for 2018 is EMPOWERED. “I am unstopable and will reach the goals I set for myself.”
These are four different tinctures I started at the beginning of this month. Left to right: lavender, ginger, anti-anxiety blend, and an immune boosting blend. The last jar is organic olive oil being infused with lavender, calendula, jasmine, rose petals and st johns wort.
I am jumping back into playing my guitar again. The poor thing has been neglected for many years, but quite to my surprise, I remember a lot more than I thought I would and only stumbled on transitions between chords, in the beginning of practice especially. I slowed down the tempo so I could focus on accuracy vs speed. I am on the hunt for some books to learn more chords and I hope that once we get some home internet I can find youtube videos to learn some of my current favorite songs. In the meantime, I was able to print off guitar chords for several songs, and made great progress with my current favorite song from Avicci, “Hey Brother”.
I met my goal to get an herb profile done for January. I focused on Lavender, which is most definitely my favorite herb! I am also really enjoying reading this Rosemary Gladstar book, it’s an excellent choice for beginners especially, but any herbalist would probably enjoy this easy read.
We brought out the cloth diapers from storage. We aren’t using them full time yet, but I am glad to have them to help with diaper expenses every month! We’re still adjusting to the extra efforts cloth takes, after over 10 months in disposables.
I was quite proud of myself for getting our clothesline set up at our new house. It was also really nice to get laundry out on it! I’m pretry sure my new neighbors think I’m crazy, out hanging laundry on the line in WINTER.
I got two hiking adventues in for January! These were my first ones since my ankle injury back in November and knee injury in December. It felt great to connect with nature in this way again. Goegeous views help too!
I played my first game of darts this month. Turns out I’m pretty good, almost won! I just need to work on the bullseye practice. 😉
By the end of January, I finally got the last boxes in my room unpacked. It was very overwhelming to have all the piles that were in here since we moved in. I love how clean, peaceful and inspiring this space is now. I love my room!
January was a very good month! I look forward to what February brings us.