All over the net I’ve seen various blog articles concerning “One Word” where your focus of the year would revolve around incorporating your chosen word in your life.
Lots of good ones out there, Save, Family, Faith, Nature, Diet, Prayer, De-clutter..I thought ok, good for you, and went on to the next page. ….
You ever notice when something’s in the back of your mind (
you don’t want to do)its suddenly right in your face…all the time? Every where you go or look it jumps out at you?
The “Word” was working on me that way.
So a few days ago I started thinking of my “Word” for the year. But I couldn’t find an easy one I knew I would stick with. De-clutter…well I would really have to do it… not just bits here and there..Finish….no, I have toooooo many projects started to follow through on that one. Organize….nope not going there…I KNOW what a task that would be in this mess I’ve created.. See, I have a really bad habit or
10 2. I start projects at 100 miles an hour, all excited and ready to rock and roll & get side tracked.
For example ; Currently I have 8 quilts started that I know of, 4 afghans, 15 knitting projects on the needles I can see from here, 5 kilos of yarn to dye, Sewing projects to numerous to count….rooms in my house torn apart that I started to reorganize but then I got overwhelmed with what there was to do & was not getting done while I was doing “this” so I tried to catch up on that & there is a pile of ironing but I have to clean the iron off & oh that’s where I put the copper cleaner just let me get those pan bottoms and will you just look at this stove it needs scrubbed oh the bottom needs cleaned out who put these baking dishes here they go in the other cabinet & I need to figure a way to fit all these baking pans together let me move them to the table to see what is actually in this cabinet…THERE is the box of yarn I sorted to send to a friends daughter what did I put in there & will the colors coordinate I better check and see if I can fit more in the box let me just scoot these baking pans over next to all the socks that need sorted well let me do that now….….
Why is the iron on the table?
See my point?
Focus would be a good one, De-clutter would be great, Finish my husband would LOVE……
But I’ve decided on a word that I believe will cover it all.
This year in my world anyway it’s one word.
- Stay on task
- Everything has a place/purpose
- Learn new skills
- Don’t leave it unfinished
- I comes after “We”
- See it to the end
- Change is good
- Intensions don’t count
- Priorities, piles are for leaves
- Little things ignored become big things
- Ignore the fun till the work is done
- No store bought if I can make, grow or repurpose it
- Everyday give thanks to God
“One Word” could be life changing