I’ve said it every year for the past 10 years (if not more) and every year, as New Year’s Eve approaches, I’m back in the cycle of clearing my clutter. I do take drastic action on it but always end up in the same place by the end of the following year. This year I made an early start and empty boxes made it into my office space in readiness for a book clearance… if only I hadn’t started reading them when I picked them up to decide which box each one should go into.

Box choices: (1) for charity shops, (2) for selling to ‘We Buy Books’ or such like, and (3) for keeping at least another year.

If and when my charity box of books is complete, I’ll pop a list up on here for give-aways.

In addition to the books I’m attempting to clear, I self-published a short stories collection for adults on 10th December and the remainder of my stock is waiting in anticipation to be sold for the bargain price of £7.50 (includes 2nd class post/packing within the UK).  I hate to advertise that fact but, quite frankly, I don’t want them to be sitting here next New Year’s Eve waiting to go into one of the inevitable three boxes!  Therefore, if you are interested in adding ‘A Smattering of Alice’ to your book collection please email me at for further details.

I always find this time of year difficult because of estrangement within my family circle and usually sit brooding that another year has passed by without those broken relationships healing. This New Year’s Eve I’m trying not to dwell on it and I’ve decided to invest in some ‘me-time’ by busying myself in the creation of a vision board. This is in readiness to clear clutter from my mind and activate the law of attraction. I intend to include those broken relationships within this to bring about some changes. My vision board should enable me to get on with the things that really matter to me in the coming year.

I’m using Jack Canfield’s Article on how to create an empowering vision board as a guide so I can utilise it to its full potential in working wonders to realize my dream/goal. There are several free downloads included that are useful too and more info on the law of attraction. I do encourage you to take a look at the article if, for 2022, your desire is to ‘clarify your vision for the life you truly want to live – and keep it top of mind so you can make persistent progress toward it no matter what is happening in the world around you.’

Of course, as a Christian, I believe New Year hasn’t really started until I’ve celebrated Epiphany on 6th January by reading about the Magi visiting the Messiah. I’m hoping that by following Matthew’s advice to travel home by a different route, alongside using my vision board, I will discover my own epiphany for moving forward in 2022.

Another great read for Epiphany that encourages me on my journey of faith is T.S. Eliot’s, Journey of the Magi. This epic poem tells of Eliot’s own conversion to Christianity. It’s a wonderful experience just reading about this.

So, here’s wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year full of God’s blessings and love for the journey – whatever your plans are.


Published by Julie Fairweather

After being warned never to speak of secrets, the noise of them clattered and crashed inside my head. I wandered through a wilderness of solitude for years, sifting through my silence, seeking a way to release the sickness within. I listened in that place many times and heard my unspoken thoughts groaning; deeper, deeper, deep into a world of unwritten words. Then, in an unexpected moment, I found You there, waiting to welcome me with love, without condition. You bled out the sins of the world and gave my silence a voice so I could tell others that it’s okay to share your secrets sometimes.

4 thoughts on “VISION FOR THE NEW YEAR

  1. Good morning Julie and a very happy new year to you. Just been enjoying your blog and tried to use the link to the Jack Canfield article about vision-boarding which sounded interesting – but the link took me to the ‘we buy books’ site – i’ve had a lot of trouble on my site with links that malfunction so i thought i would let you know in case there’s anything you need to/can do to put this right. With love and all very best for 2022, felix xx **Felix Hodcroft [+44(0)7926-382562]** * See the Latest on My Monthly Blogsite* *on poetry and creativity* * at *

    On Fri, Dec 31, 2021 at 12:02 PM For The Journey wrote:

    > Julie Fairweather posted: ” I’ve said it every year for the past 10 years > (if not more) and every year, as New Year’s Eve approaches, I’m back in the > cycle of clearing my clutter. I do take drastic action on it but always end > up in the same place by the end of the following year. T” >


    1. Thanks Felix. I’ll check the link and correct it. Human error no doubt! I read your last post with great interest. There was so much in it to inform and inspire. I was pleased to see T.S. Eliot in your top choice list. Popular with Christians and poets alike, and anyone interested in reading beautiful phrases. Julie x


  2. Very inspirational advice. I really would like to follow it and if I only get half way there I’ll be delighted. Keep the good work up Julie and thanks for making my journey – though sometimes sad – full of enjoyable times working with you, and for being such a good friend in 2021. Love Nola

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