It's January 4, but I'm going to backtrack and write entries for Jan. 1-3 as well. I'm starting a project to document my life one day at a time, with the goal to make it through a year. A big year.
One of my goals this year is to be faithful to the 365 Tao Daily Meditations book I've flirted with for years. So that will be a point of mention each day. I also hope to document, with some semblence of accuracy, my daily spendings, so that should appear each day as well.
January 1 - Beginning
Of course it's a new year, new beginning, yadda yadda yadda. This day was spent mostly in bed, and entirely high on some form of cough/cold/flu medicine. I rang in 2012 with Dena, Kathrine and Micki at a less than amazing bar, but at least it was a gay scene, something mostly lacking in my life, though I don't miss it as much as I probably should.
2012 will be a big year for me, so marking the beginning is appropriate, even if New Year's celebrations seem more and more silly as the years pass. I am finding myself more and more these days..a process that seems to have been ongoing since I was 13 or 14. But now, now I am getting there. Now the old skin is shedding and I am growing into the new.
I will (in theory) finish my master's degree this year. Fine time to commit to meditating and journaling right? But I think they can compliment each other. I will need balance as I stress out these last 8 months. I will need it more than I even know right now. I hope I can find some of it here, in reading meditations and writing each day.