Man last year was quite the year. It just seemed like a year where I took one step forward and two steps back. Our hearts have been crushed by celebrities that have passed and by actions in politics. But throughout it all have been moments that have warmed my heart and shown me hope.
I finally got back to reading books in 2016! I’ve only read three, but that is 300% better than the none I’ve been averaging since Pumpkin was born. Still didn’t get to play any video games, but I have hope that will change. Movies are hard to see in a theater and we went to one concert at the Hollywood Bowl to see John Williams. I will never forget how excited Pumpkin was to hear Star Wars music. Now to get her learning an instrument so she can play it herself!
2016 also brought our son Patch. Granted it brought him a month early and that has come with interesting (and tiring) challenges, but we are so very thankful for him. Even at 4am, his milk drunk smiles warm my heart.
When thinking of a word for 2017, so many come to mind. This is because I really feel like I didn’t push myself in 2016. I was tired, the pregnancy was stressful, and I just let everything go. But 2017 is for working on my family, career, hobbies, and myself. Because there are so many facets of my life I want to improve or work on I felt my word for 2017 should be:
This is because with all things, if I do it with love then I should get the most out of it. Love my family fiercely, love my friends, love my work, my writing and most of all myself. If I am in love with it, my efforts, than everything will be the best I can do. Sometimes the outcome won’t be what I want, but I (and possibly others) will know that I put my heart behind it and tried.
I’ve started the year by filing out my Inkwell Press planner in the monthly and one week view (I’d show a picture, but Pumpkin decided to draw all over my page. ^_^). I bought a book called Conquer your year. To make sure I’m goal setting and breaking down my goals into manageable pieces. Goals for my professional life (PMP Exam) and personal life (breaking down some ideas that I’ve been sitting on for far too long). I have blog posts, crafts, video ideas all jotted down and will get to them as I can. ^_^
This is my reminder. My word will serve as a gut check to make sure I’m on the right path at any given time and I’m sure in the end, I’ll have a very fulfilling year.
Have you picked out a word or inspiration for 2017? What do you hope to accomplish?