Hello 2018 – I’ve decided that this is MY year. The first of many more – MY YEAR! I’m immersing myself in creativity, enchantment and other delightful adventures. I’m starting this year really strong and rooted in not only creating but being a participant, a co-creator with universal forces in making this MY year.
I believe that the key to having a successful year of getting done what I’m intending to, is to plan, be actively involved and see my plan visibly in front of me every day.
To support me on my journey this year I joined two year long groups. The Wonder Club, with Victoria Smith and One Little Word 2018, with Ali Edwards. Each are packed with wonderful lessons to learn, ideas, lots of creativity and supportive communities. Love them.
To hold it all together I bought a regular three ring binder and I’m calling it, My Magic Planner, which is a combination of a few things in one. Planner, scrapbook, magic. Mostly it will hold my journey, month by month, my reminder that I want to step into a higher place. On the cover from the world of Tarot, I have The Queen of Wands by Emily Balivet. There’s much written about this queen, one of it being that she asks us to be bold and courageous in what we decide to do, and since I boldly and courageously decided that this is MY year, I think she’s a perfect guide.
My magic planner and what to hold inside of it is in the process of unfolding, here’s what I have so far –
On the first of each month I’ll be picking two Oracle cards for guidance, possibilities and wisdom. These are the two cards that came up for me for this month. “Expectation” from Connected and Free Oracle deck from Inner Hue, and “The Fates” from Wisdom of the Oracle cards by Colette Baron-Reid. Interestingly snake first showed up for me in January of last year and again in November of last year and here she is the first card for this year. Mmmmmmm.
I have a section that I’m calling Reminders – where I’m writing down things that I need to remember all the time so I don’t forget them. I’m keeping this in the front for easy access.
I’m also creating a special section for Quotes and Affirmations that will show up. I’m starting with this one I love from Mary Oliver “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life.” I also have a section for AHA moments. And my great accomplishments, no matter how big or small they matter.
I have dividers with pockets to divide each month and each section and I’ve placed words that highlight that month in each. I used color index cards for this and they’re only attached with a clip so easy to move around and make changes. I decorated this one with three little stars to give it some extra pizzazz. I used silver and gold stick on stars that I found in Hobby Lobby.
Things that I want to concentrate more on this year is, learning more about the Tarot and Oracle cards. Photography, Instagram and other social media and my blog here.
This year I’m hoping to add a couple of new areas to my blog. One more about me and what I’m up to, more how to’s, and about leadership. Oh and of course I’ll be sharing more of my photography. I hope to continue to inspire and uplift you throughout this year. I feel excited at the prospect and possibilities this year is holding out for me and a bit afraid at the same time. But with “Trust” as my guiding word this year, I’m committing to myself in a big way and this is the first step.
Thank you for following along with me, for your encouragement, and support, you inspire me.
I’d love it if you would share your planners, daily organizers, or whatever you use, love to see it.
COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2018
6 thoughts on “Hello 2018 – How I’m Making this MY Year”
I love this post! I like seeing your plan for bringing magic to the everyday, and I’m excited to check out the new areas of your blog. And, of course, that Queen of Wands is gorgeous. 🙂
Rachel, thank you so much. Your words are my confirmation from the universe that I’m moving in the right direction. Love.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. What wonderful ideas and possibilities, especially for me the reminder section.
Thanks Cathy, I plan on sharing as I go along, so I’m hoping you’ll get ideas that you can apply for yourself. Thanks
Ooo that planner is fab, and a great idea for getting organised! I think I probably spend too much time on planning and run out of energy and motivation when it comes to actively doing, but perhaps I just need to plan better (make things more actionable, easier to achieve, more realistic etc). New sections to the blog sound like a great idea too, will look forward to seeing what changes you decide to make 🙂
Thanks Caz, I agree that more realistic is easier, keep it simple, I’m writing about just this in a future post. Thanks for your support. 🙂
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