Life got really busy this last 6 months since school started back up and I dropped a lot of balls. One of which was blogging. I have really missed it, believe it or not. I would think about what I wanted to blog about, but never made it to the computer to put those words into the blog. Most weeks I didn't make it to the computer to do anything! I know that this spring semester is already jam packed with things I have to get done for school, quilting group, FCCLA, the dogs, and life in general. I know I am going to be super busy, but I also knew as this new year was coming at me fast and furious, I needed a word for the year. I originally thought I would use the same word from last year as my word for this year since I didn't really get to "create" much for more than half the year, but the more I thought about it, the more another word kept popping into my head. I had gone on the blogs and written down words other people had chosen over the years and filled up a full scrap page of words I could choose from. I read through them again and again, but nothing seemed to fit. Then I started thinking about how I wanted to be. What I wanted to do. Yes, I want to create. I am happier when I am creating. It relaxes me and makes me more complete. Therefore, in order for me to be able to do that I needed to manage my time better and carve out some space just to create. I want to get healthy. No more knee braces - even though I have done well in that area this past year. This means I need to make better choices about food - come on - I teach foods and nutrition. I know how to do this, I just don't always have time. So, I need to plan better to make the time. I want my courses to flow better. That means I need to work better at planning out the year so it coordinates with what we want to accomplish in class, competition and restaurant. I need to make time to get together with friends and be a better friend. Quit hibernating so much. Okay, I don't really want to totally go back to my "social" year, but I can do better about getting out. Maybe have a girls night out from time to time or a girls lunch on Saturdays.
There are so many things I would like to accomplish in this year and the one word that kept jumping out at me was, BETTER. I could do better, be better, work better, eat better. Yes, that word is my word for this year. I want to do, be, etc. BETTER.
What about you, do you have a word for the year? Instead of having an entire list of resolutions that I am unable to keep - or don't want to keep - I have chosen just one - see, easier if you only have one - one word for the year that I need to work on. I proposed to my quilting group that they come up with a word for themselves this year, make a wall quilt so they can see it, refer back to it from time to time during the year and next December, evaluate how they did during the 2016 year.
In 2015, I didn't do so well on my word, create. I started off the year with a bang, but it fizzled. So this year, I am going to do . . . BETTER. Happy New Year!