I find affirmation in using a word to "define" my year of growth and self exploration ahead. Last year I found myself content to just BE....to let things evolve around me and just kinda watch to see what my role would become as our family found ourselves maneuvering though a huge change in our dynamics. It's been that kind of change that seems to come along every now and then, shakes things up, tests your resilience, your Faith. I can tell ya, it's not always easy watching our young adult children work to find their way in the world. My husband and I certainly hold tight to one another as we learn to balance love with boundaries. Support vs. enable. I'm especially grateful for his patience as I processed the many emotions these changing dynamics brought forth over the past 18 months. I'm so rejuvinated to have finally reached a level of acceptance that has truly lead me to my 2016 word/motto:
With all that life and learning shared, quilting/blogging certainly help keep me sane. I have been contemplating a few different words to define my year...searching for a word that would empower me through situations I can not control. A word that will remind me not to loose myself in emotions and circumstances that are not mine. I received this mug for Christmas as a gift and just smiled. I started to let the word FABULOUS set in...
Then, only a few days later as I turned the page on the calendar,
I knew immediately I had found my motto for the year:
Not the kind of Fabulous that exclaims, yet the kind of fabulous that finds you just working to be the best you can be. To be happy, creative and content in your own shoes. To notice all the things in your daily life that make it good. But, first, let's not put the cart before the horse. My One Monthly Goal for January will be to create my FABULOUS word quilt:
I'm going to miss ALYofF and will be joining
everyone at OMG to set/share goals this year.
Well, my days of lounging in my pajamas while the weather sits between -3 and 18 degrees have ended and I have to do that thing called: Go To Work today.
I end this post kinda curious if you use a word to create a focus in the New Year too?