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It Is That Time Of The Year Again #MondayMusings

I don’t believe in tarot cards (no offence meant to anyone who does), but when my blogging friend, Modern Gypsy, put out three cards on her Facebook page on Saturday and asked us to pick one, I chose card #2. The next morning, I read what her card reveal had to say : You’re bursting with new ideas that inspire you, and new opportunities that are bringing you renewed hope that your dreams will come true. All’s well in your world. Allow your hear to overflow with enthusiasm and let your light shine brightly. Go you!  I believed this. Because it is that time of the year again.

Every year, as November approaches, my mind goes into overdrive about what I want to do the following year. No, I’m not living in the future, just preparing for it. This year too it’s happening. I’ve started thinking about my ‘word for the year‘, looking back on whether I’ve lived according to it in 2016, looking forward to wonder what my word will be for 2017. I’ve started settling my cupboards. This morning I sorted my art stuff out. No, I’m not an artist, but in the recent past, I’ve started to dabble in art journaling.

Here’s what I found today – a collage that I made in February 2015.


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A photo posted by Corinne Rodrigues (@everyday_gyaan) on

It got me all excited because then and now it has so much meaning for me. I plan to create a vision board too this year, as I did some years back.

It Is That Time Of The Year Again

So what if I’ve not been able to live up to many of my plans? I’m grateful for what I’ve managed to do this year and excited to dream and create in the year ahead.


Is it that time of the year for you as well?


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  1. Haralee Haralee December 1, 2016

    I love your thoughts for the new year. I haven’t given thought yet but it is in my orbit!

  2. Laurie Stone Laurie Stone November 22, 2016

    Very inspiring, Corinne. I always have to strike a balance between being in the moment and envisioning the future. Because I enjoy thinking of the future so much, I can miss the present. Its always been a challenge for me. Thanks for this reminder.

  3. upasna upasna November 22, 2016

    Not sure about next year but I need to jot down what this passing year brought to me.
    Only then I can begin from a fresh blank page.
    Will wait for your word for the year.

  4. Esha Esha November 22, 2016

    Nice quote, Corinne! The idea of art journaling seems great. I think I might give that a try sometime. As for plans, well, not yet. I haven’t yet thought about it except in broad terms. Thanks for giving me the nudge to zero in, now. The Word of the Year for 2017 has got me thinking already.

  5. Dipannita Dipannita November 22, 2016

    The quote is great, so positive…

  6. Rajlakshmi Rajlakshmi November 22, 2016

    I have already started making now of things I achieved this year… This time of the year is tough when you realize there are stuffs still in pending last. Loved the idea of your art journal. It must be wonderful to go through it again 🙂

  7. Modern Gypsy Modern Gypsy November 21, 2016

    Oh, thank you for the shout out Corrine! 🙂
    I find this time of the year magical too. I’m ready to hunker down and revisit the last year, choose my word for the year, and set some dreams and intentions for the coming year too.

  8. Nabanita Nabanita November 21, 2016

    Oh I don’t know, Corinne. I keep making short term plans all through the year. This time of the year I feel a strange sense of happiness which I can’t quite explain. Looking forward to your word for 2017 🙂

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