I'm here and you're here and it's 2014. I can feel my feet grounded on the floor and the blood in my hands. It's dark and cold, but we're alive! We made it.

Overall, this year is about the ritual for me, about cherishing this strange existence.

I love you all. Happy new year.

2014 GOALS

• develop a daily yoga practice
• the same for a meditation practice
• read 50 books
• post more thoughts and photos
• attend a cultural event at least once a week
• take better advantage of seasonal produce
• start backpacking
• more water; more salads
• make my office a peaceful place to work
• put a little more effort into my appearance

• wine
• mythology
• composting
• aromatherapy + herbalism
• classical music

• be more thoughtful with my friends and family
• keep ahead of my workload
• be rational about my stresses—let go, love
• put more emphasis on—and create more beneficial—daily rituals


  1. I am excited to see that one of your goals is to post more often. Your blog is a continual favorite. :)

  2. happy new year! 2014 is going to be awesome. (your list looks great! just the right size.)

  3. Yes! More posts, please! Such a perfect list. Especially love the first five actions.

  4. Happy New Year :)
    Hope 2014 will grow with all of your resolutions!