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The beauty of multiple New Year's

4 Jewish New Years and 1 secular gives ample room to set and reset intentions, hopes, dreams and aspirations. If I’m being honest, I’m still recovering from Yom Kippur. I’m not sure if I wrote about it here, but I had an incredibly raw, vulnerable and honest experience at afternoon services. I poured out my heart to G!d, but truly to myself and for the first time saw myself clearly. I was (am) a mess.

The long and short of it is depression stemming from miscarriage and subsequent years of denial, avoidance and deep sadness. I’ve been working on it since then, seriously for the last few months and it feels good to have another opportunity to pause and look back and set some intentions to move forward.

I won’t get into all of my intentions for 2019 because many of them are personal, but on a Jewish level I’m excited to deepen my connection to this spiritual path, religion, community here in the PNW. Tomorrow is the first Tacoma Shabbat Experiment of 2019. I’m hopeful this community will continue to grow and evolve and I’m pumped to be a part of it. I’m excited about what 2019 will bring for my Rosh Chodesh crew, we have some transformative life events coming up and it’ll be great to share them with this group of amazing Jewish women. Lastly, I’m excited to deepen my connection to the mystical and feminine side of the Divine. I have a stack of books to read and plenty more in my Amazon cart.

How about y’all? Any aspirations or intentions for 2019?

G!ds and G!ddesses

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