Re·new: to make like new, restore to freshness, to make new spiritually, to restore to existence, to begin again, to do again, Regenerate, to make extensive changes in.
(defined by Merriam-Webster.com)
Ali Edwards (whom I just adore, though I do not know her personally) has a yearly ritual of picking “one little word” to focus on for the year. I love this concept. It is so simple, yet can be a powerful reminder of our intention for the year.
I thought long and hard about my word for this year as I think about where I am. I am just coming out of the first year of my second child. This means we are now falling into a rhythm as a family of four, we are finding our place, and I am finding my “zone” again. I am starting to feel “normal” again. However, along with this, comes my normal feelings of striving to find balance and wondering if I can work outside the home in a demanding career and balance it ALL. I also start to realize that the time has come to get rid of the baby fat (and then some). Time to make some changes. Oh yeah, and I want to get to running again. I miss it.
It just sounds right.
I am excited to see where this year goes. It has already started off crazy with the biggest snow in 70 years causing me to miss a week at work and the kids to miss school. And some interesting goings on in the office. We will see where the journey takes us.
I signed up for Ali’s One Little Word on-line workshop via Big Picture Classes to keep me focused for the year and have some creative fun. Here is a sneak peek at my album: