Thursday, December 31, 2009


I am not a resolution maker. I don't like to make a list of things I might not accomplish and then feel like a failure pretty early on in the year. I want my new year to be filled with a fresh outlook, a clean slate...not to worry about watching my every step making sure I'm not blowing a resolution. That's just me.

Last year I read an entry on a favorite artist and blogger of mine, Ali Edwards. Each year, Ali chooses a single word to focus on, to reflect upon throughout the year. I thought this was a wonderful way to not make a resolution(s) but to still have something to think about daily and center on when I start to lose sight of the big picture.

My word: moments

Too many times through my day, week, month I worry about little things...dusting, vacuuming, making sure everything is in its place. My mind is always thinking about a 100 things I need to get done instead of just being somewhere in that moment. I want to sit and cuddle with my little guy and not worry about the laundry or the toys on the floor. I want to relax and just be. Simple. Attainable.

Do you have a word? I'd love to hear it, comment here and let me know your word (or your resolutions.)

Happy New Year! (and Happy Birthday to my sister!)


paula :: plays with mud said...

I love this! Mine is "simplify." Very much needed in my busy life (as probably in all of our busy lives). Happy New Year!!

1 Crafty Gal said...

What a wonderful idea!!! I'm going to have to think long and hard about a word.

But for now, my resolution started on December 2nd. I am going to lose enough weight to be able to go to Kings Island and fit COMFORTABLY in the rides and not worry about getting kicked off for being too fat. I am well on my way. Lost 11 pounds and 9 inches so far. YAY ME! I know, everyone has this resolution, but this is one I will not blow. I will be able to go to Kings Island before September 1st. That is MY GOAL!

Tonya A said...

I love your word Paula...if I could pick two that would have been my 2nd.

Karie! WTG on your resolution...that is AWESOME! Keep up the good work girly!

And along comes three... said...

Fabulous idea Tonya! Need to think of my word for the year...