Published by Adilah Didi Adi | February 01, 2023 · 1:23 PM E.T. | @AdilahDidiAdi
“New Year” by Big Joanie
Cheers to the new year and cheers to Black Ancestory Month! 🥂✨
Hopefully, we’re well-rested, medicated, moisturized, hydrated, protected, and nourished today. And if we’re not, we should be.
Every new year (and new moon), some of us have traditions of setting new resoulutions. We do this because new years (like new moons) grant new beginnings. New beginnings are fantastic times to practice new attempts at bringing more organization into our lives.
No matter our intentions or attempts, when our resoulutions are unreasonable and undoable, we’re unsuccessful. So, if we want to make our resoulutions successful, we should make them reasonable and doable.
New resoulutions (when reasonable and doable) can give us a yearly (or seasonal) forecast. These resoulutions can also give us an idea of how our daily or weekly schedules can look in that year or seasonal timeline.
In this blog post, I’ll recommend some reasonable and doable resoulutions for our new year. But, if my resoulution recommendations aren’t reasonable or doable for you, please adjust the resoulutions to be reasonable and doable for you.
Here are my 3 new year resoulution recommendations for 2023:
Communing With Our Waters
2023 is an ideal year to commune with our waters.
Communing with our waters can look like drinking more water, swimming in water, and participating in direct actions to protect our waters.
Communing with our waters can also look like honoring our Water Spirits, listening to the sounds of water, singing to water, keeping our waters alive, and cleaning our waters.
Communing with our waters can further look like testing water, supporting water-related fundraisers like the clean water access fundraiser for the City With Soul by the Mississippi Rapid Response Coalition, aiding our Water Warriors, and any additional communing.
Communing With Our Lands
What year is an excellent year to commune with our lands? 2023.
Communing with our lands can look like sitting on the land, gardening on the land, and participating in direct actions to protect our lands.
Communing with our lands can also look like honoring our Land Spirits, listening to the sounds of land, playing on the land, keeping our lands alive, and cleaning our lands.
Communing with our lands can look like testing land, supporting land-related fundraisers like Detroiter Jessica Coleman’s land displacement defense fundraiser, aiding our Land Warriors, and any additional communing.
Communing With Our Trees
Is 2023 a good year to commune with our trees? Oui.
Communing with our trees can look like nesting in a tree, climbing a tree, and participating in direct actions to protect our trees.
Communing with our trees can also look like honoring our Tree Spirits, listening to the sounds of trees, smoking or vaping a lil tree, keeping our trees alive, housing our lil trees, and nourishing our trees.
Communing with our trees can further look like testing trees, growing trees, supporting tree-related fundraisers like the fundraiser to protect our tree medic, Nnenna Chi, aiding our Tree Warriors, and any additional communing.
Resolving to commune with our waters, lands, and trees is reasonable and doable for 2023. And if you disagree, please adjust the resoulutions to be reasonable and doable for you.
Do you have different new year’s resoulutions to organize, edit or add to your planner or calendar? Are you hoping to collaborate on the creation and edits of your new year’s resoulutions? Wanna commune with fellow Black women workers?
I’m inviting 2-3 of you to register for the Resoulution Soulutions Literary Linkup on Saturday, Feb. 11th, from 7 P.M.—9 P.M. E.T.
Tickets cost $20 per attendee or a time trade per attendee with active fundraisers.
The Literary Linkup is a digital space for Womanists, Black Feminists, Abolitionists, and Communalists. If you’re not all 4, this isn’t a safe space for you. The Literary Linkup is also not a safe space for you if you’re a girlboss, an overseer, a royal, a celebrity, a predator, an abuser, an enabler, a cult member, a cult leader, a politician, or a law enforcement agent.
DDSOS isn’t a for-profit corporation, an LLC, a 501c3 non-profit organization, or a government agency. We’re a mutual aid space created to build power in our community. We reserve our birthright as the first people of earth (Black people) to self-determination.
If you have any questions, contact us here. If you’re interested in joining us, register here. And if you can’t join us, but support our message, please share funds with the Mutulu Shakur Fund or the Suquanna Rose Fund.