Welcome back! (Warning this is a wordy post!)
Ah resolutions, the last few years I have made crafty resolutions. This year I found a site that promotes one word resolutions. Intrigued? I was. And I am all game. This last year has been a tough one on a lot of us. We weren’t hit financially (luckily) but emotionally I have had a tough year. A lot has been on my plate, most I wont/cant talk about here so it has been an internal battle to balance everything. So this year I want to focus on my life, living, and enjoying it.
So my word this year…Embrace.
em-brace [em-breys]-verb (used with object)
1. to take or clasp in the arms; press to the bosom; hug
2. to take or receive gladly or eagerly; accept willingly: to embrace an idea.
3. to avail oneself of: to embrace an opportunity.
4. to adopt (a profession, a religion, etc): to embrace Buddhism.
5. to take in with the eye or the mind.
6. to encircle; surround; enclose.
7. to include or contain: An encyclopedia embraces a great number of subjects.
I am hoping to embrace everything, the good the bad and the ugly with open arms, learn and grow from it. I feel like I am lacking lately in all departments. There is always room for improvement and I want to be a better mother and wife. Friend, daughter, and sister. I am also looking to embrace my creativity, the artist in me. Also embracing the god-given talents I have and use them to the best of my abilities. My day job is running a small family business for the owner who lives out of state. This last year was the year of learning. This year I am hitting the ground running and have so many plans and ideas that I want to see come true. I am finally embracing this job that has just evolved over the last few years and no longer just be thankful for it, instead I am embracing it, that I worked hard these last years and I deserve and earned my title it just wasnt by luck that I have it.
I have already been making small changes. I run the word embrace in my head all day long now. Especially in the trying 3 year old meltdowns. "Embrace these moments, while they suck, they go by quickly and she will only be 3 for so long". I have turned off the TV, sorted my blogs (a list I have already whitled down from around 300 to about 150) as must reads (mostly business/work related) to free time reads and plan to stick to it. I plan to unplug more and really live life. A life worth blogging about. I am also planning to schedule my blogging better. Do a group of posts all at once and have them published throughout the week. I may start doing more themed typed posts. I also will have more pictures and probably less words (though don’t keep me to that, just look at how long this post is!).
So do you have a word for 2010 you resolve to live? If you do I would love to hear it! If I get a few I will make sure to post them at a later date!