November Reflections and December Intentions

Grace 2021 time for those resolution green leavery

Wow, what a whirlwind of month November has been. Not only did I do the NaBloPoMo challenge and blogged daily which did take a bit of time and commitment I also had a lot to do for my job. The entire months was so filled with content creation that I am a bit surprised I have any ideas and thoughts left. But as I said yesterday already once you start creating you can’t stop. It is that flow thing. Which is a whole other post I didn’t get to do in November. But I’m rambling. Best way to get a grip, is to do some November reflections and December intentions

But before I dive into that here is my favorite quote this month.

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.

Henry David Thoreau

NOVEMBER Reflections

Reflecting on my set intentions.

  • I will make a traditional Stollen using grandmas old recipe – and maybe making my own version
    Check. I did last weekend. It was not as difficult as expected but I also haven’t tried any of the Stollen yet. It still needs to sit and develop its flavor.
  • I will join NaBloPoMo and will blog daily throughout November
    Another check. You can see an overview of all my posts here.
  • I will host a dinner party for my mom – her birthday present
    I am on a roll. Dinner party was a success.
  • I will participate in my annual volunteering for “Christmas in a Shoebox” with my sister
    This happened last Friday and I took you along here too.
  • I will meet my sisters new boyfriend
    As I said I am on a roll. We were invited for coffee and Christmas cookies. It was a nice afternoon.
  • I will drive to my families country home and spend a few days
    I guess that also has happened this months. See,s so far away. I actually went twice. And I took you on a stroll.
  • I will look for charity organizations to send Christmas letters to elderly citizens
    Half done. I signed up to sent letters to 7 elderly people and tomorrow a sign up form opens for Post mit Herz.
  • I will step out of my comfort zone – not sure how yet
    Mhm I am not sure what my intention was here. I think I need more actionable intentions
  • I will do some blog work behind the scenes
    I bought a new theme and hope to give the blog a new look. Other than that I didn’t do all the things I keep telling myself I would.
  • I will get the most of the Christmas shopping done.
    Surprisingly for me I really do have about half the presents done or at least ordered. Still needing some ideas and lots of time for execution on those ideas I have.
  • I will do that detox week
    HA! Finally one I didn’t crush. I guess that detox things is something for 2022.

How did I incorporate my word of the year GRACE?

Also most done with my check-ins of my word 2021. Trying to be extra mindful for the final weeks with my word:

  • Taking mornings walks when I was in the country.
  • Helped an old lady that got stuck with her walker in a door.
  • Put some new outfits together that made me feel good.
  • Worked on my patience.
  • I listened at a co-worker who needed to talk
  • Accepted my moods and tried to acknowledge the feeling
  • I took different routes one my way home
  • I learned Spanish and gave myself permission to break my 188 day streak because it was too much this months
  • Enjoying a bath after a long day
  • Lunch with myself and not reading or scrolling. Just sitting observing and having my thoughts fly by.
  • Took a very hot shower and it was amazing

DECEMBER Intentions

I have already written my winter bucket list so some of the intentions I have already mentioned before but lets put a date to it, shall we:

  • I will read some Christmas books. Looking at you “Die schönsten Wintermärchen“, “Schöne Bescherung” and an Adventkalender book I was gifted many years ago.
  • I will send out Christmas cards.
  • I will find my guiding Word for 2022
  • I will set intentions and goals for 2022
  • I will hopefully celebrate Christmas with my family
  • I will sell another 3 items on eBay Kleinanzeigen
  • I will clean my office / craft lab before going on Christmas vacation
  • I will clean the oven after all the baking shenanigans
  • I will do the pine cone DIY
  • I will enjoy the time and season and try not to put too much on my plate
  • I will watch snowflakes dance
  • I will watch all the Christmas movies and some
  • I will do at least 15 prompts of the December Actions for Happiness

So excited for December. After cramming my calendar in November to have more time for fun stuff, DIY time and enjoying the holidays I hope that it pays off.

Do you have some fun intentions for December?

Happy Holidays


October Reflections and November Intentions

Grace 2021 time for those resolution green leavery

Bye bye October. You have been different then I expected but still filled with some wonders, happy moments and sunny days. You also let me know my boundaries, had me take a step back, give up some goals and had me thinking. It was a good month, a balanced living and I am actually happy. And hello November. I am looking forward to you, I have fun things I want to achieve, I have a ton of work coming my way and no clue how to get it all done. But you are promising and I embrace it all. I’ve once again written down my October reflections and November intentions to make the most of it.

But before I dive into that, here is my favorite quote this month.

Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except the best.

Henry van Dyke

September Reflections and October Intentions

Grace 2021 time for those resolution green leavery

Hello October. I know I am a broken recording when saying how did we get here. How is it already October. Where did September go to. In three months we are writing a new number in the date. Is it just me or is life just happening while you are busy trying to figure out how to live it. It is a bit scary. Often just getting up to do the work to have the money you then don’t spend. I really need to sit on that thought and ponder what needs changing. But for now lets’ do the September reflections and October intentions.

But before I dive into that here is my favorite quote this month.


August Reflections and September Intentions

Grace 2021 time for those resolution green leavery

I have just gotten back from my vacation on the Baltic Sea and decided even though I am still in vacation mode I will switch on the laptop and start typing my August reflections and September intentions. Because let’s be honest if you don’t do it in the first few days of the month it will not happen.

But as always we are starting with a favorite quote to set the mood.

I have a lot of proof that the world is conspiring to make me happy. 

Greenlights, Matthew McConaughey

July Reflections and August Intentions

Grace 2021 time for those resolution green leavery

No matter how we live our lives the time keeps flying by. It truly is remarkable how time can be experienced so differently. Isn’t it? Some days hours drag on and then, just like that you turn your calendar page to next month. Thank you for joining me in July Reflections and August Intentions. I know time is precious.

But before I dive into that here is my favorite quote this month.