I’ve been struggling to come up with a word for this year. Last year, I went with balance. I wrote it on a sticky note and kept it in my Life Planner. (I moved the sticky note from month to month. It was a good reminder.) I think I achieved a great level of balance in life until the end of the year and things just started to fall by the wayside. I over-committed, which is something I wanted to avoid. It was the opposite of balance.
This morning I was driving home from the gym and the word “thrive” came to me. (Also, I considered the word “survive” because, really, that’s just how I’m feeling at the moment. I want to survive this next year.)
More than anything, I want to thrive.
I want to thrive at being a good wife.
…at being a good mom.
…at my job.
…in my home.
…with my freelancing.
…with my blog.
I want to approach things with the attitude that if it isn’t good for me, I’m probably going to decline. This goes for extra projects, new clients and even some of my friends who don’t quite fit in with me and my life any more.
What will help me thrive this year? Maintaining balance between home and work. Exercising (even when I don’t absolutely want to do it.) Getting out of the house and reconnecting with old friends. Not stressing as much during our second-born’s newborn days. (That’s possible, right? Not stressing as much?)
Do you have a word this year?