December Cold Moon – January Wolf Moon
Hello! The January Wolf Moon is the 6th post in Full Moon Monthly, a series on Brave Girl that recaps life lately and what’s on the horizon.
The Wolf Moon is on January 1st, what a great way to start the new year! Called the Wolf Moon because it’s the time of year when wolves would howl in hunger outside the villages (source). It’s the first of 2 full moons this month meaning the next one is a Blue Moon! More on what that means at the end of January. 😉
The Astro Twins have 6 Ways to Dive Into the Divine Feminine during this full moon that’s too good not to share, as well.
Since the Cold Moon last month, there’s been a lot of holiday festivities, sunshine, and hibernation.
January Wolf Moon
Here’s what I’m looking forward to during the January Wolf Moon
(scroll down to see a recap of December!):
New Year’s Day
So far it’s been really calm. Joel & Tiger went to play video games with my brother, their annual post-holidays event, and I’m doing not a thing. Robe all day, movies on repeat, shitty food, and some online shopping is the plan for me. 🙂 Hot cocoa mugs are still out from last night (scroll down for NYE) so I’ll probably warm up with that too!
January isn’t a power month for me so I’m looking forward to getting back into things slowly. I’m looking forward to brainstorming, sketching, and filling out my 2018 Desire Planner this month. I needed the break that December provided to really wrap my head around where Brave Girl needs to go next and improvements I want to make with my prints and freelance work. I met my 2017 4th quarter goals which I was really happy about! I’m excited to set more measurable goals for this year. 🙂
You may have heard the term hygge (pronounced hue-gah) flying around lately which is basically a term for enjoying the slower pace of the winter season. It’s a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment as cozy and charming. It doesn’t require major lifestyle changes or purchasing anything but rather sinking in to the warmth and coziness that we’re blessed to have during these freezing winter days in the North. It’s what I plan to do this month – lots of reading by firelight, TV shows by candlelight, sleep, and eating rooted and green foods with lots of hot lemon water. 🙂
December Cold Moon
And a little recap of December:
Anthropologie Holiday Fashion Show
So, bad news. I didn’t end up doing the Holiday Fashion Show! 🙁 I accidentally double-booked with Joel’s work Christmas party which was on the same exact day. Either way, I heard it was a GREAT event and hope I can do it next year. 🙂 My friend Tieka of Selective Potential shared her experience walking the runway and LOVE the jumper she wore.
Christmas Cookie Decorating
I decorated the cookies, Joel ate them. haha. It was fun spending a Saturday afternoon with family decorating sugar and gingerbread cookies to Christmas music and laughter. I went the neutral route (of course) with my cookies and pretty much hoarded the white icing. 🙂
Holiday Postcards via Moo
We FINALLY sent out Holiday cards this year! I’ve been wanting to do it for years. I used a photo of us in front of the Moon Lodge that Leigh Ann took with our wedding typeface and got postcards printed at Moo. Joel and I wrote notes on the back while watching Hallmark Christmas movies and drinking eggnog. I also organized our address book that I keep updated on Airtable which made my Type A self very happy. My version of a GOOD TIME!
Florida for Christmas!
We spent half of December in Ft. Myer’s Beach and Cape Coral. While it was much needed R&R from the cold, it was also a test in working remote for me. I’ve done a few trips the last couple months to work away from my tiny apartment desk and it went really well! I checked in with clients during set times of the day and logged off for biking to the beach and grabbing margaritas at sunset. I eventually logged off entirely at the end of the week because it was a set vacation after all. 🙂 We watched dolphins each morning from this view of Pelican Bay and eventually met up with Joel’s side of our family for Christmas break poolside in a gorgeous vacation home!
This NYE was the chillest we’ve had maybe ever. 2017 was challenging for us with moving to the city, new jobs, my cat Belle of 18 years passing away :(, and wondering what’s next? for us. We celebrated with a couple of close friends around the kitchen island, snacking and reflecting on the last year and what we’re looking forward to in 2018. I forgot to take a picture of all of us so we snapped one quick before falling asleep, ha.
Full Moon Monthly recaps life lately and what’s on the horizon. Includes a full moon reading by Mystic Mamma and honors Grandmother Moon and the Native Americans who named each moon of the year. See all moons here.