In thinking about new years resolutions and things that I want to improve upon for 2011 I decided to go the route of Ali Edwards and her one little word. Ali has been a friend of mine since my days of scrapbooking and someone that I have always admired for her talent and her kindness. This one little word is something that Ali has done for a couple of years and something that I have followed and watched from afar…I’ve come up with my own words before, but this year I wanted to really find a word that I could hang on to. I thought about the areas in my life that need improvement and what I could do to follow through with my intentions. I know that something I often struggle with is completion. Following through with a project and seeing it until it’s finished. I thought about the word completion, the word finish and the words follow through but none of them seemed to quite fit the direction I wanted to go…and then one afternoon when I was telling my kids to focus it hit me…I could use a little focus in my own life.
I am a busy mom of three and a wife and a business owner and someone who wants to have a beautiful and clean home without piles of laundry and a person who wants to be fit and healthy…and that gets me tired just thinking about all that I want to do and be. So I get overwhelmed sometimes and lose my focus. I forget sometimes where I want to be in life and the person that I want to be. And then I slow down a little and regain my focus and my happiness. I find that I am most happy when I complete a task…when I work towards completing a task or a goal and feel the satisfaction of that accomplishment. So this year I’m going to be better about focusing. When I’m involved in something, be it a task or an assignment or laundry or simply a conversation…it gets my focus. All of it.
The necklace I wear is from Lisa Leonard and is actually two necklaces, her through my lens necklace and her word of the year necklace and they both remind me of where I want to be…focused on creating the best life for me and for my loved ones that I can.
Jan 15, 2011