Gosh. December totally flew by. Happy New Year! I had such great intentions of blogging all of my December Daily pages, but with everything going on I just didn’t get around to it. I may still photograph each page and post them at some point. Now that we’re getting back to our regular routine I think I’ll have more time.
Today I wanted to recap my word for 2015 and talk about my word for 2016.
If you remember way back in January of 2015 I chose Magic as my word for the year. I love the idea of focusing on one word throughout the year. Magic was a good word for me. I wanted a fun, more carefree word to focus on given all of the heaviness I was going through and feeling. I wanted to be able to find magic in the little things again. And I did mostly. I started a gratitude journal (which I didn’t exactly keep up with…oops), I became more intentional about making the most of every moment and I worked on trying to find the positive aspects of every situation. Sometimes I did great. Other time not so much.
Some of the things I actually did accomplish:
-I grew a garden.
-We traveled someplace new as a family (North Carolina).
-I created something beautiful for our home. I made new mug hooks for the kitchen.
-We spent way more time outside. It was awesome.
-Technically I learned something new if you count gardening. I had to learn a lot about all the new things I was growing.
-I also saw something awe inspiring when we visited the Sunken Garden in Lincoln. It was so breathtaking. More beautiful than I have ever seen it.
The things that I didn’t do well included spending more time with friends and alone time with Jeremy. We completely crapped out in the date department this year. We also didn’t get to go away to someplace new without our kids. We did spend a night away in Kansas City, so that was good. We didn’t buy a new house. In fact, we didn’t even look for a new house. We’re not sure where we’re going to be in the next year or so. Either here in Omaha or in Charlotte, so all of that is really up in the air for now. I also didn’t grow my photography business the way I wanted to. Jeremy did build me a new website, which has yet to go live, but I didn’t do much as far as marketing. My only excuse for that is lack of motivation due to not knowing whether we’re staying here or moving away.
I’m glad to wrap up 2015 and open a new chapter with the beginning of a new year. Although it was a much better year for me and us as a family, I have a feeling that 2016 is going to be even better.
This year I chose Light as my word. Or maybe it chose me. There are so many different ways I want to incorporate light into my/our lives this year. Here are some of my goals for my word:
-To lighten my eating habits. I want to eat less sugar and more whole foods.
-To lighten my body. I have been slacking majorly in the exercise department and that changes now.
-I want to spend even more time in the outdoor light. I feel so much better when I spent time outside.
-I want to lighten my mood. Last year was still a bit heavy because of my anxiety. This year it’s all under control and I feel more like my former self than I have in a long time. It’s time to lighten up. To laugh more and stress less.
-I want to feel joy; to brighten.
-I want to travel with Jeremy.
-I want us to travel as a family so we can all experience something new together.
-I want to focus seriously on meditation.
-I want to finally find a morning routine that works for me; that started my days with a lightness.
-I want my heart to feel lighter.
I’m so excited to see where this word takes me. I have a really good feeling about this year.