I really love that we have followed Ali Edwards, one little word project for four years! My words in the past have been ‘mindfully aware’, ‘organize‘ and ‘diligent‘. I find having a word to focus on really helps direct my thoughts.
Although I have been thinking about what my “word” would be since you shared your word last week I was only able to get still, quiet my mind and sit with my thoughts today. We just got back from a wonderful trip to NH to be with family and friends for the Holidays. I loved seeing everyone and realized how much I missed all of them. I had a strange moment of acknowledging how much older we all were. I remember when it was my sisters, brother, cousins and I that were the “little ones” at our family gatherings. Now many of them have their own sweet little families. I was a bit nostalgic I have to say and keenly aware of where I have come, who I aspire to be and how much every moment counts.
Working on goal setting with you has really helped me put things in perspective. As you know I easily get overwhelmed, putting too many BIG ideas on my plate. I have found this leads to stress, lack of time for planning and procrastination from not knowing where to go. I have worked a lot on time management this past year and believe streamlining my goals down to just three BIG goals will help A LOT! Thank you for modeling this for me with your goals. I can now create a road map for getting there and enjoy the journey.
My little word for the year is SIMPLIFY. I wish to simplify all areas of my life and put routines in place for making that happen. I will continue working towards eliminating clutter (I think this is ongoing, don’t you?) which will help me become clearer and less overwhelmed. I cannot tell you how electrified I am to start the New Year off having done so much initial planning with you. I look forward to all the goodness I believe will come our way in 2014!
HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
p.s. I will check in with you on how I am simplifying my life to hold myself accountable. Thank you for always being there for me!
p.s.s. Isn’t my S.I.M.P.L.I.F.Y banner SO CUTE? My friend Michelle made it for me and I am going to hang it over my working table at the studio as a reminder to stay focused. She will be selling her letters and words in her shop soon! Here is a close up of one of the letters. They are all different. I LOVE it!