The past several years I have participated in the One Word challenge. Having a focus for each year has helped in many ways. I started fully participating in it in 2012 with the word limitless. Boy did that year sure live up to it it too. In 2013 the central focus for the year was trust. With motherhood just beginning, trust was going to be essential for that first year. This year’s word came to me in the form of a gift from a coworker. The word in 2014 was magnificent.
This year has had it’s ups and downs. I can tell you that there were many times when it wasn’t feeling so magnificent. However, when I look back at where we were when the year started, I can see that it was indeed magnificent. From career changes, to parenthood, friendships and everything in between, it has most certainly been magnificent.
A few days ago, I was contemplating whether or not I was going to participate in the one word challenge again in 2015. I was leaning toward no. Then, as I’m sitting at home it hits me. In 2015 the one thing I need to focus on is self. With the baby phase behind us, it’s time to focus on getting myself healthier. In all areas of life. It’s time for me to buckle down more and get serious with my quiet time. I need to quit making excuses to get healthier, there is no better time than now to begin eating better and living a more active life.
I really need to take a close look at how I’m spending my time. I want to become me again. I’m not just a wife, a mom, a friend, ect. There is more to it than just the things I do or the way I spend my time. I want to find my hobbies and passions again. I want to crochet again, to write here more often, to learn to love life all around again. I am going to make an effort this year to do just that.
How about you, friends, what is your word for 2015?