Year’s End: Looking ahead to 2013

The Author

E. Alana James

E. Alana James

Dr E Alana James is reinventing herself again! Coming full circle to the first love of her life - art - and bringing back to her images all the lessons of her life as author, researcher, academic and wife. Concerned mostly with the idea of images as vehicles for expression of the truth of our inner and outer life experience.

30 December 2012

Years end is always a good time to look around inside where you are, to question is it where you want to be, and to decide where you can go next. This year I am generally very well satisfied with where I am, at the edges 60 years old, and feel as though I’m living a rich and varied life. Therefore, I have three desires in combination with New Year’s resolutions that I’m going to put forth.


  1. 1.My biggest intention in the feel more joy every day in my life. To this end I am going to try to do a little writing, and a little artwork, each and every day – to spend maybe 30 minutes at each. These I will publish on the site and we’ll see whether regular work begins to catch notice.
  2. 2.My second intention is to be kinder to my body. I will do this through: losing 20 pounds, eating less sugar and more alkaline, and picking up the bicycle once again. I’ll keep tracking how it’s going as part of number one, blogging writing everyday. After all, were only given this body in this life in this consciousness for a short period of time, it is a shame not to fully celebrate it while we are here.
  3. 3.My favorite intention is to be kinder to others. To this and have downloaded an application on Zen and I will also report on how it is going in my writing on this site.

Ending than this first little blurb, with huge hopes and best wishes for everyone in the year 2013 – may we all get as much happiness and joy as we can imagine, and may we all learn to imagine more and more.

All the best,