A new year is upon us.
I’ve been contemplating this moment for quite some time now.
What do I see for this brand new year?
What will my home life be?
Will I finally get it organized?
What will my kids be doing?
What new happy things will be coming to my business?
What do I want out of 2015?
That’s a big question.
Each year Ali Edwards does her One Little Word and while I have never participated in her workshop, I still pick a word because I think it helps give the year a direction of where you want to go. Last year it was focus. I’d let life and work get out of control the year before and so it was my mission to focus in on what mattered most, which was my family and my own personal business.
I’ve been pondering for some time what I wanted to concentrate on for this year. In my head I’ve known I wanted…needed…to put more of my memories down on paper–photographically speaking, of course. Document or Record were two words that had stuck out to me, but not only had I used document in a combo word a couple years ago, but the words just didn’t encompass enough of what I wanted from the year.
I wanted more for my year.
And then I saw a word that encompassed more.
I loved part of its definition: record or express accurately in words or pictures.
But beyond that, I want to capture more of the life that surrounds me. I want to capture moments–in words and pictures as well as making them. I want to capture more of what and who I love. And capture what I need to be a better person, mom and business woman. (pffff….business woman…I feel like I’m wearing a suit. Do pjs count as a suit?)
I’ve had a smartphone for two years now and it has been the best investment ever. It has helped me capture many of these moments, but not enough and definitely not in recording or expressing accurately in words or pictures.
I need to do it more.
I need to do everything more.
I know better than to say ‘I will make a page every single week in the year 2015.’ But rather, I will make it my mission to capture those memories and document them physically more than any year I’ve done. It’s hard when you only have so much time for work in a day. But perhaps moving it from the ‘work’ column to the ‘play’ column is the attitude I need to have. It’s hard when there’s a very fine line between those two.
I also need to spend more time out of my house experiencing life. I’m often too wrapped up with work that I sit around in my home way too much.
I need to capture more of life.
And so there it is.
This is my new year.
This is my direction.
Only one question left now…
Of course it needs to be a little freebie–with or without distressing and with or without ‘hello 2015’
because you never know what you’ll need it for.
Comes in the usual cut files for changing colors in your digital cutting programs as well as
distressed and just a plain white text.
To download this–forever free-click HERE.
So what’s next for you this 2015?
Did you pick One Little Word?
If so, share it…I’d love to hear!