Happy New Year! I took a little time off in December to spend with my family and finish up school, but I am excited to be back blogging! Every year, I try to re-evalutae the blog and see what worked and what didn’t work. This is how I wind up planning much of the content I post during the year.
So, last year I chose a word for the very first time and published it on the blog. I chose the word grateful, and even though I wasn’t always grateful, having the word helped me a lot. Being conscious of that word helped me to grow in so many ways last year, and helped me to catch myself when I was being ungrateful. It also reminded me to cut some things out of my life that were breeding discontent and anxiety. So, my word of the year experiment was pretty successful.
This year, I am choosing two words. One is a personal word and one is a professional word. My personal word is present and my professional word is complete. This year, I want to make a conscious effort to be more present with my family. I want to unplug and spend more quality time with all of my kids and my husband.
My professional word is something that I need to help me be intentional about completing my goals. This year, I managed to raise baby chicks into full grown chickens and now we are seeing the fruit of that labor because we have an abundant supply of fresh, delicious, eggs. I can only imagine what could happen for me professionally if I push through and complete my professional goals this year.
I haven’t made any resolutions, but I have made some goals for this year. I am excited to see how this year goes, and what happens in my life. How about you? Do you have a word for the year? Any lofty or even small goals?