I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited to see you, February.
Partly because this past January kicked my ass so hard that I’m excited about change in any form whatsoever. And partly because you are a symbol of incredibly special things that are happening in my life.
But anyway, I’m really glad you’re here. I’m really glad I’m here.
And maybe we can even rewrite some of the sticking points we’ve had in our relationship in the past. Who knows? Anything is possible.
Let’s talk superpowers.
First, the superpowers of January that I want to take with me.
So yes, January hit like a giant train wreck in a lot of ways. And making my way through that experience has landed me some serious superpowers.
Here are the ones I’m planning on keeping:
The superpower of Not Worrying About Anything.
I got to this one by way of being so completely exhausted and depleted that worrying about things just seemed like another tiring activity that I didn’t have energy for.
So I’m taking the freedom of that. Taking the feeling of Peace Breathes Through Me that comes from extreme zombie tired, without taking the tired and the non-functioning.
And I’m also taking the superpowers of Flexibly Structured Morning & Evening Rituals. And the superpowers of Being Exceedingly Cautious And Discerning About What Input I Allow Into My Space.
The superpowers I’d like to experience in February.
The superpower of feeling joyful and generous.
The superpower of wanting what I want. Unapologetically.
The superpower of CONGRUENCE.
The superpower of emptying and replenishing, so that play can be really playful.
Things I’m looking forward to in February.
February is the birthday of the trees!
February is stomping through puddles in the park in my BOOTS!
February is getting ready for Now We Are Six, the birthday celebrations of The Fluent Self, Inc, magical pirate ship at large.
February is new systems.
February has Rally (Rally!).
February (this February) is the DAY OF LEAP! That’s the day that the Floating Playground finally opens. That’s the day that we have access to the new and much bigger space for the real Playground. All the good things! They are happening!
And then it’s March. And March is spring. For me.
Things I’m feeling apprehensive about in February (and my plan!)
Ugh Valentine’s Day, ugh ugh ugh.
That pretty much sums it up.
The plan? Avoid the internet at all costs. Maybe also have an open Play Day at the Playground where other Fluent Self mice can hang out. Do some Shiva Nata on LOVE, because love is amazing.
And just generally avoid the annoying pink-romantic-straight-culture overkill.
Sleep please please please please.
I am crazy determined to outdo my current record of two whole nights in a row of uninterrupted sleep.
The plan? Keep doing what I’m doing. Stone skipping, yoga nidra, tea, ritual, support, practice.
The big change.
Things are changing, and it’s big.
The plan? Mission-ready. Mission-ready. Mission-ready. And lots of breaks. Entry and exit.
Things I would like to experience in February.
Spaciousness and blanket forts.
Choosing carefully. Preparing for the voyage.
Excitement and glee about where this is all going.
Trust and permission.
Silliness and movement.
Clues and allies for February.
You know how I like to go searching for clews.
So here are five that I am choosing for February, without having to figure out what they mean yet or how they’re going to work together.
- The money tree in the kitchen.
- The hidden castle.
- The Cascadia flag.
- The anchor
- The color YELLOW.
And five resources or allies:
- Barbara Sher.
- Suzette Haden Elgin.
- Michelle Marlahan.
- The gnome.
Here we go. Flipping the page.
Here’s the February image from the Playground calendar.
Play with me? And comment zen for today.
You are welcome to write your own Hello, February.
We all have our stuff. We’re all working on our stuff. We take responsibility for our stuff. Because without sovereignty and spaciousness, this whole thing falls apart.
And we make this a safe space by not telling each other what to do, how to be or how to feel. We make room for each other.
Wishing you the most beautiful and supportive February that could possibly be.