I was inspired by Ali Edwards to come up with a word for the new year. As I still struggle to juggle everything and do what I need to do, take care of my family, work, school, etc. I find that I really need to find a way to carve out time to do something creative. It’s something that I was really missing this fall. And then I look at my half of the shared office and shudder. I have so much STUFF (my new 4 letter word) that I can barely get to my craft table to do anything, and spend what little extra time I do have just trying to find what I’m working on. I also want to lose weight, eat healthier, etc. etc. My life needs to be simpler–who’s doesn’t right?
So as I thought of a word to focus my thoughts on this year I wanted something to reflect thrift, simplicity, intention, and purpose.
Yesterday the word came to me while I was cleaning out the garage with my husband. I explained the one little word thing by Ali and how I wanted a good word, that was more than inspiring. And he really got into and as we talked we realized we were in the same place, wanting to be more deliberate and purposeful. I also want to get out of the habit of crashing and burning when I get home from work. I need to be doing things around the house and with the kids.
This year I want to not blindly stumble around my house trying to find things, I don’t want to be too “tired” for a little adventure with the kids, I don’t want to just eat crap or buy more crap.
I want each thing that I eat, do, and even wear be something I thought about. I will try not to multitask as much. And I will try to clear away the clutter in my house, life, and head. I will try to be in the moment and focus on that moment. Whether it’s being at work, or playing ponies with my girl, or monster trucks with my boy, or having a conversation with my husband. I will be more focused on all of these and more.
I haven’t really made goals for the year and I don’t think I’ll use that “g” word.
But I do have a list of things I want to do:
-drink more water- limit coffee
-drink no soft drinks–bye bye diet coke
-eat no fast food–one of my weaknesses
-eat out no more than once a month with family
-eat no more processed sugar–bye chocolate, sweets!
-workout at least twice a week, try for more
-paint daily- keep my water color kit with me, and try to paint a postcard a day
-take more pictures- a habit I’ve forgotten, so iphone or big camera, I’m clicking away!
-not crashing when I come home from work
I think this is a pretty reasonable list, don’t you?