A new year. It holds so much, doesn’t it?
Part of me understands that we’re simply continuing on. January 1 is not very different from December 31. It’s a new day, yes (and how I love a new beginning) but the change in calendar year doesn’t much affect the daily doings of life. Part of me also understands that the change in calendar year offers a built-in pause, an opportunity to reflect back as well as look ahead. It’s hard not to pause and reflect this time of year.
So I take it for what it’s worth, not weighing too heavily one way or the other. I appreciate a pause whenever it presents itself, whenever I invite it into my life. And invite I do. I would go crazy without pause in my life. You too?
As I think about inviting pause, I think about the various tools I use each day…the tools that help me steer this side of crazy. Two of these are my camera and pen. Both camera and pen help me pause, help me slow down, help me celebrate.
The camera lens helps me see more clearly. The words help flesh out the rumblings in my head and heart. They are both very much forms of meditation.
I’m getting ready to run my online class, 28 Moments. This is a class where we use camera and pen to pause, to slow down, to celebrate. You needn’t be a photographer or writer. You simply need be curious about exploring your days with a camera (yes, this includes phone cameras) and pen (or pencil or keyboard) in hand. It’s a class that will open your eyes a bit more, your heart a bit more. It will, I hope, open up your life a bit more.
Now here’s where the giveaway happens…
I’m offering two free spots for this class which will run February 1-28. You can read full details about the class by clicking here. If you’d like to enter for a chance in this class, please leave a comment below. You can tell me/us anything you like…maybe what a pause looks like for you, maybe what you ate for breakfast this morning, maybe tell us a joke. Simply share something and you’ll be entered. (Already registered? You can still play; if you win, you can pass that spot along to someone else!)
Comments will close Sunday, midnight PST; the winners will be announced here, in this post, on Monday, January 11. Comments are now closed.
Thanks to all of you who played along. The winners for this giveaway are: Janet and Lisa…congrats, ladies! I’ll be sending you an email shortly.
Ready, set, go…
Sending a little love your way, m